Friday, December 16, 2011

Get A Purpose of Go Home

Occupy Nashville had better come up with a good reason for being at the Plaza:

Protestors reacted by using power supplied by a battery powered generator for the day, and Occupy Nashville says they are going to pay to have the outlet in question rewired so that the wiring is not exposed any longer. That is well and fine, of course, but at this point it is fair to ask: What purpose is Occupy Nashville serving by remaining on the Plaza? Readers will recall that we have consistently supported the right of the protesters to be on the Plaza, but we have also said that they need to develop a purpose and a strategy or end their sit-in. The sit-in is now posing a risk to the health and safety of the very people who came to participate in it, and whose rights we have consistently defended in this space (despite the reality that this writer does not agree with the apparent politics of the Occupiers).

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