Watch some Occupy members speak reasonably (home foreclosures; criminalization of poverty) and very few Occupy nutballs spew gibberish (purple pony apple princesses in the sky; anything regarding SF City Hall) via journalist Justin Beck's livestream. Beck is interviewing several members he comes across during today's action. It's been interesting, to say the least.
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Following is a schedule of today's Occupy-related events commemorating the one-year anniversary of OccupyWall Street:
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: "Mobile Street Party" at Justin Herman Plaza which may move later
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: A separate protest will be happening in the Castro beginning at 18th and Castro and moving toward a sit-in to protest foreclosures at Harvey Milk Plaza
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Group is bringing trash bags to protest Fortress Investment Group at One Market, a symbolic protest of the "Financial Services Garbage Collection" strategy started by Peter Briger, who's focused his business on collections of bad debts like houses in foreclosure, defaulted student loans, etc.
4 p.m. A 'Compost Your Debt' event starts at PG&E (Market and Spear), and will move toward the main event at 555 California.
5 p.m. - The main anniversary protest begins outside 555 California Street. They will then march
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Street party and sit-in at California and Montgomery. People are encouraged to bring food, and blankets to sit on, and it's BYOD (Bring Your Own Debt Papers), with a symbolic debt burning event taking place. They'll also be showing guerrilla movies from last year's protest events.