March organizer came by telling us there were "agitators looking to start stuff" and to not engage. "Look at their boots," he said. "They'll look like cop boots."
Readers, true? And this is very interesting:
There are a bunch of speeches and chants by union leaders being projected from a giant bullhorn at the top of the park, which is so full of people they're spilling out onto the road, up the steps of the courthouse across the street. There's got to be at least 5,000 people here.
"We've had it. Wall Street got bailed out and we got sold out."
Meanwhile there's a giant drum circle. It's mostly Occupy Wall Street protesters who seem to be gathered around the circle, while it's more union heavy around the bull horn. It's almost like two separate protests in places.
Interesting, first, because I thought one rationale for the People's Mic was that amplification was illegal. So how'd the unions get to use a bullhorn? Not, second, that I think the bullhorn is a very good idea if you want your organization to scale horizontally....