We are the 99%: Nicholas and Paula by Meryl Ann Butler
On Sat. Oct. 8, participants of Occupy Santa Fe gathered outside the Bank of America at the busy corner of Paseo de Peralta and St. Francis Drive.
A portion of the crowd stood in front of the Bank of America. by Meryl Ann Butler
Their placards, bullhorns, hula hoops and drummers elicited continuing honks and shouts of support from passing cars and trucks. In spite of the focus on protest, the event seemed to be permeated with the sense of cheer that results from a interconnected sharing in community.
Often the initial feeling of community and connection rises from gathering together for resistance. That's why Sam Levenson noted, " The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy."
Then resistance can grow into high altitude inspiration.
These photos were taken around 1 pm, after much of the crowd had left on a lunch break, but there was still a strong group garnering support from the traffic, from cars with moms and kids to 18-wheelers.
Seth makes a sign from the materials provided. by Meryl Ann Butler
What Would Robin Hood Do? by Meryl Ann Butler
Sally with Drummers for Democracy provides a rockin' beat. by Meryl Ann Butler
Invitation at Occupy Santa Fe. by Meryl Ann Butler
Penny drove by, stopped and grabbed a sign. by Meryl Ann Butler
Holly's sign is a direct hit. by Meryl Ann Butler
Groovy flashback: parked, decorated East Coast VW bus waits patiently. by Meryl Ann Butler
Santa Fe Community College educators, Jason and Jessica. by Meryl Ann Butler
Harlow referenced her source in a footnote: the US Constitution by Meryl Ann Butler
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