If the 99% Spring is anything like the previous OWS, I hope the city is prepared for what is going to be decidedly worse because of the hot weather that is coming.
From the article:
In our actions, we willâ€¦
? bring humor;
? adopt a dignified, open and friendly attitude towards anybody we encounter;
? demonstrate our creativity in the use of new slogans, songs, and props;
? keep our calm, and our eyes on the prize.
In our actions, we will notâ€¦
? bring weapons;
? use verbal or physical violence;
? damage property;
? use drugs or alcohol;
? hide our identity behind hoods or masks;
? risk arrest without the required training;
? run, as it contributes to heightening tensions for everybody.
It will be interesting to see what effect the 100,000 â€œtrainedâ€ individuals have, and if they are indeed peaceful. After all, the so-called â€œgrandmotherâ€ of the movement, Frances Fox Piven, once said it was acceptable to use violenceif it was part of your grander strategy.