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We are the 99%: Nicholas and Paula
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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.
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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.
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What Would Robin Hood Do?
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Sally with Drummers for Democracy provides a rockin' beat.
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Invitation at Occupy Santa Fe.
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Penny drove by, stopped and grabbed a sign.
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Holly's sign is a direct hit.
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Groovy flashback: parked, decorated East Coast VW bus waits patiently.
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Santa Fe Community College educators, Jason and Jessica.
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Harlow referenced her source in a footnote: the US Constitution
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Power to the People!
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More of the crowd at the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and St. Francis Drive.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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