Green Room

Life Under Occupation

posted at 1:50 pm on October 17, 2011 by

This past Saturday, after Ed and I got off the air, I decided to pay a visit to “Occupy Minneapolis”.

Here’s my video record of life in the occupation zone:

The plaintiveness with which the protesters seem to beg to be arrested is almost heart-rending.  Unfortunately for them, the Minneapolis Police and the Hennepin County Sheriffs aren’t obliging them; they confiscated the tents (shown in the video) without making any arrests, prompting the protesters to start to roam the Twin Cities looking for places that’ll raise some dudgeon, even as the media belatedly starts to wonder if there’s a story, here.

I almost feel like the video will be a collector’s item soon.

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I love it when the first guy (“Dieter”?) corrects himself — “um, scratch that” — and his obedient human microphones repeat “um, scratch that!”

J.E. Dyer on October 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM