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  • "Who's Money?"

    "Our Money!!!"

    Coffee in hand and sign above my head I felt more like yelling, "Who's Rain? Our Rain!" that morning of the peaceful "Move Your Money" protest on Saturday, November 5th, in Portland. We hand delivered citizens arrest warrants to every bank in the downtown area. Luckily, kind of, the rain was so pervasive we could not only hand deliver the warrants, we could really stick them to the banks. Literally.

    The rally was a very unique one in the scope of Occupy Actions I witnessed. There was no marching in the street, there were few protesters and even fewer police officers, and we ended the march with coffee and donuts. One thought was that the "Move Your Money" protest was supposed to help relations with police and protesters, as they had been shaky since the week before. Apparently there was a march that got agressive several days earlier and ended with some people getting maced and arrested on a bridge. A very common story in the Occupy Saga.

    I asked several people why they thought the march was so sparsely attended. The most common reaction I got was, "Its Saturday morning, man. Everyone is home drinking their coffee." Amongst the small crowd, shielding my face from the rain, I could relate to that sentiment.
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