The International Day of Action commences with protestors around the world expressing their dissatisfaction, primarily with the dominant financial institutions.
With the exception of some rioting in Rome, the Occupation Movement continues to follow a peaceful path towards unity. This unification is not the result of a special networking arrangement. These protests are spontaneous, local uprisings, led in principle by our brothers and sisters in Zuccotti Park who have shown so much dedication and leadership. The police continue to be the aggressors. New video from New York can be found at this link:
Here at Occupy Los Angeles, we have seen more instigators arriving daily. These people have made overt attempts to disrupt committee meetings, the General Assembly and sometimes our media efforts as well. Unfortunately, our “security” force is limited, but they deal with these issues the best they can under the circumstances.
This is to be expected, especially when one considers the broad support the Occupation Movement enjoys beyond the boundaries of the encampments. There are many existing organizations that would like to co-opt the movement. There are many individuals who have come to express their contempt for our efforts and our message.
On this day of global unification, let us remember what brought us together, and separate ourselves from our adversaries by sending a clear message that this is a peaceful revolution; that we are here to express the will of the 99% who cannot be here with us; that we will move forward with dignity and composure regardless of the obstacles we encounter.