I am late getting this up, but I had work and other things to think about. I’ll get to the fire scare in our apartment building tomorrow.
Jon and I showed up after the protest had already started, due to work conflicting with the protest time. But we got there and mingled through the crowd, checking out all the beautiful people and their signs. There was an amazing, positive energy present, even though people were understandably angry about the state of our country.
I live tweeted my impressions and @OccupyKnoxville suggested people follow me. I got some new followers and I am very pleased about that because it is a great opportunity to get to know more like-minded people in the Knoxville area.
The Knoxville Police Department was out, of course, but I felt that they were very respectful the marchers and their rights.
Anyway, I’ll just share a few more images and videos because I feel like that does a better job of explaining things than I can do.
Someone gave us each a candle in a cup. We carried them around until we had to leave and then passed them off to other protesters.
And then I asked a few people why they were out there and video taped them, with their consent. One girl didn’t want to be taped. I assume it is because word has spread about FoxNews going in to ask questions and edit things to make the protesters sound ignorant and idiotic.
That last video is difficult to understand and I would like a way to lessen the background noise, but I have no idea how to do that. If anyone has any advice on how to fix that, I would appreciate it.
If you want to see more pictures, you can go to my Occupy Knoxville Flickr Set. Feel free to leave comments.