Saturday, October 1, 2011
UPDATED w' Pixs & Video: The Arab Spring Comes to Los Angeles! #OccupyLA
Since the marchers arrived at city hall, it has been one grand celebration. Many more have joined their ranks. Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic spoke and so did Marcy Winograd and many others. Dozens of pizzas where delivered and passed around as many ate their first meal of the occupation. Water was declared the official soft drink of the revolution. Anons in Guy Fawkes masks carried a sign with saying No Wat but Class War. Now folks are gathering on the South lawn listening to poetry readings as a trumpet plays softly in the background. Soon they will be having the first General Assembly.
The city council is now said to be 99% in support of Occupy Los Angeles but it remains to be seen how the LAPD responses after scheduled activities end at 10:30pm and people begin to bed down because nothing has been set for sleeping arrangements.
So stay tuned for updates.
Saturday morning, people gather in Pershing Sq.
It took more than seven minutes for marchers to leave Pershing Sq.
Occupy LA - day 1, marchers arrive at City Hall
Occupy Los Angeles, day 1 South Lawn of City Hall
Sitting on the South Lawn
Occupy Los Angeles, day 1 North Lawn of City Hall
Occupy Los Angeles, day 1 Poetry Reading
Occupy Los Angeles @ City Hall
Anonymous @ Occupy LA
Piggie speaks at Occupy Los Angeles
Night falls on Day One of Occupy LA