It’s about 9:30 and at the bottom of the bus tunnel is a parade of about 30 occupiers starting up Waterman Street. Sign says, ‘bail out students, not the banks’. They are on their way to occupy Brown.
In Burnside Park the tents are still up but no crowds. The media tent is unstaffed, a banner on the awning says, ‘PFD Supports Occupy PVD’ with a picture of the Fire Department seal. The food and medical booths are busy, people sitting out on benches. Some live here all year.
Note to Public Safety– I’ve never seen the park this clean.
Some of the chalk graffiti is gone, maybe washed away by the rain. Someone has put up a sign objecting to Ron Paul signs being taken down. His supporters are the only ones trying to claim this movement for a politician, and not getting many recruits as far as I can see. On a tree is posted an ‘Occupy World Map’.
Meetings and Events are posted thru the weekend. ‘Occu-Stock’ is planned for India Point Park on Oct. 27-29 4-11pm.
At the medical tent I talk to the organizer, but am interrupted twice by people dropping off donations. She has her feet up, blister and swelling. I give her some first aid and advice. Foot problems come with constant walking and staying outdoors. I plan to return with more gauze– the little first aid kit doesn’t have much.
I’m on my way to check on my Dad and can’t stay longer. Karen Lee Ziner has a great article in today’s Providence Journal. I can’t find it on the site– it’s front page on the print edition.
I took a lot of pix, will post them later.