Photos: Occupy Asheville celebrates OWS anniversary

Participants in the Occupy Asheville movement marked the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City Monday afternoon, marching from Pritchard Park to City Hall. Around 50 marchers carried signs through downtown, stopping at spots that had significance to the Occupy Asheville movement, and came to a halt at the Asheville City Building, where they made short speeches on topics ranging from wealth inequality to environmental concerns.

Last year’s Occupy Asheville protests began on October first.


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3 thoughts on “Photos: Occupy Asheville celebrates OWS anniversary

  1. Big Al

    About 50 marchers? In the widest angle group shot I saw, I counted 33. The close-ups revealed several to appear to be homeless, and I have no doubt that out-of-towners and profesional activists were well-represented in this group.

    Therefore, this is NOT “what democracy looks like”, because most of our democracy, the REAL 99%, were at their jobs, not wandering around pretending to be victims.

    • Elizabeth

      So homeless folks don’t count?? The 99% only applies if you live in Asheville?
      Are you not REAL unless you have a job and live in this city and rarely go to protests? Your logic is flawed sir.

  2. Big Al

    I never said that they “do not count”, only that they do not represent the frustrations of the 99%, as they claim to at these staged events.

    The 99% do not share the radical leftist soulutions to our problems evidenced by their socialist symbols and the evocation of Marx, nor the cowardly defeatism of the “no more war crowd”.

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