After watching occupations get shut down across the country last fall, the media left Occupy Wall Street for dead. The public, in general, did as well.But today they tried to convey that they were not dead, just asleep. Hibernating for the winter if you will.
And then we, here at Business Insider, started hearing stories: Occupy Wall Street is getting a huge donation from Ben and Jerry’s. Occupy Wall Street had a march on the 28th and Susan Sarandon was there. Occupy Wall Street is planning to slowly get the ball rolling again with another march on February 29th called ‘Shut Down The Corporations’, and they know the NYPD is getting ready for them to move.
“At this time, there does not appear to be a concrete tactical plan for this demonstration, however the event’s main website recommends a number of non-violent tactics, including: “sit-ins, strikes, blockades, boycotts, banner drops, culture jamming, and performance.”
Obviously, the NYPD didn’t seem confident about the movement, but we went to see if it would succeed or flop. Plus, we heard Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi was going to be there.
So we went out — needless to say the weather didn’t cooperate. It was cold and rainy all morning as protesters met in Bryant Park and convened with the Transit Workers Union (the first union to support them in the fall).
And then they started marching…