A satellite of the Occupy Wall Street movement is coming to Westlake Center, conveniently titled Occupy Seattle. So who are these people anyway, and why are they coming to our city?
From their website:
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.
Part one of the Seattle campaign will be this Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at Westlake Center Plaza, outside of LUSH. Organizers urge you to attend despite an anticipated low turnout: "WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO JOIN IN SOLIDARITY TO SPREAD THIS MESSAGE AND MAKE THIS EVENT BECOME LARGER OVER TIME." The campaign seems light on specifics at the moment, but frankly, we don't care. It's much better to watch liberals get pissed off and try to do something instead of bitching about how Obama has let everyone down.
UPDATE: It looks like there's a very similar event daily at 4:00 p.m. at 915 Second Avenue. Truly, this is a leaderless campaign, as promised by the first website.