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.
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.
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