The echo from the sound bouncing off of the courthouse across the street made locating the speaker difficult for most, as thousands of people moved around Foley Square. At first look, there were almost as many causes as there were people, as it should be. Some were personal: “I lost my scholarship because I smoke cannabis”, advocating either legalization of marijuana or less stringent rules placed on retaining a scholarship; the advocate was wearing a worn in, pin stripe suit.
There were brass bands appearing suddenly in the few open spaces between the protesters, rousing their surroundings with sudden chants and then moving off with osmosis into another corner of the park. Further along, there were many more serious groups, “No Human Is Illegal”, “Citigroup — Fraud”, “Shelters for people with AIDS not tax shelters”, a sea of Transit Worker’s Union signs who among with a myriad other unions have buoyed or rose together with the Occupy Wall Street protest…
As British politicians begin squabbling in earnest about who’s at fault for the cancelled vacations, articles like this one in the NY Times will begin to appear.
Meanwhile the people on the streets are still coming to terms with what must feel, metaphysically, or really as a blow to the head, the buzzing is slowly subsiding for most of the “lucky” ones. To comprehend some have been writing about what they’ve seen, like this photos essay by Yohan Forbes.
“…asshole” hissed the woman toward our backs as we’ve exited the area marked for VIPs, marked with nothing but her insinuation that it was just such an area and we were violating the boundaries, which were, just moments ago a part of the exhibition, judging by the casual inflow and outflow of people attending the Aaron Young opening at Bortolami
McCaulay Culkin was going upstairs to the theater carrying a glass of champagne, so I followed him. What would you do? If this was a make your own adventure novel, this page would only have one option: you follow McCaulay Culkin upstairs to the movie theater. There, most of the cast of The Wrong Ferarri were near their seats.