I found a post on Second City Cop about the madness coming this spring. SCC was concerned that the kids were going to “live without dead time for a month in May and see what happens.” Hardly a threat.
What I found interesting was their claim that:
On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.
Really?! 50,000 protesters? Do they have any idea what a hotel costs in this town? Where are they all going to stay? Oh, wait… they have a plan:
And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights.
What exactly are “phoney restrictions”? Would those be the laws that you simply disagree with? I see. Occupy the parks.
And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.
The completely misappropriate reference to Gandhi aside; do you think they care at all about the rights of the good hard working people who live here and don’t want them shutting down the streets that we use to pick our kids up from school, get to the hospital, visit our parents?
I think a whole lotta people are going to get hurt.