Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report
October 11, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Observing the 300-or-so Occupy OKC activists who took over Kerr Park on Monday evening, it was clear that there was a pall of frustration amongst the people, the “99 percent,” as they like to remind everyone.
But lashing out at Wall Street and Corporate America via the holding of signs and the chanting of slogans in the heart of Oklahoma City’s financial nerve center seemed to be going nowhere, at least on this second day of the occupation of Kerr Park.
But you have to give them credit for their savvy behavior with social media – the web, Twitter and Facebook, among others. And while this reporter was using an Internet connection on an iPhone in the park, a WiFi link for “OccupyOKC” popped up. Boy, that was fast!
In the couple of hours or so that Red Dirt Report spent at Kerr Park over the past two days, there was no overt militancy among the group. But the mass-produced, hand-made signs – obviously made by the same person and seen at other Occupy events in other cities – included “When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty” among others.Injustice is rampant, they say. But when it comes to resistance, the occupiers appeared to be well-behaved, even docile.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm