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    Posted October 15, 2011 by
    rosehips
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rosehips shares this video from a protest march in Spokane, Washington. The march took place on October 15. She says: 'I went to the protest hoping to see a diversity of people and I was not disappointed. Many critics accuse the movement of being mostly a bunch of unwashed hippies and lazy slackers. This is not the case in Spokane. It seems supporters come in many forms and our disenfranchised youth were only a fraction of the participants.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Well, I finally made it to an Occupy Wall Street event. I went to Spokane today to participate and capture the protest as Spokane joined the world in a unified voice of discontent.

     

    Spokanites aren't known for their rebellious nature and this was evident today. The closest thing to a confrontation is when this "intrepid" ireporter was approached by security at the Bank of America offices and told I needed to get off private property. As you can see in the video, I did not argue. haha In retrospect I wish when he told me I was on private property I asked something like "Well who owns Bank of America?" Instead I jumped down from my ledge and got on the sidewalk without further incident. I am such a chicken. lol

     

    I was very inspired and actually overcome with emotion joining in the protest and march through the financial district of Spokane. We started out at Riverfront Park, where the 1974 World's Fair was held.

     

    I enjoyed being among the other protesters and I wish I'd been a bit more assertive and asked a few of the participants for their opinions. I just wasn't in the mood.

     

    I hope this shows that the movement is made up of more than a bunch of unwashed hippies and lazy slackers. I'm getting a bit tired of that characterization. I sure didn't see a lot of dirty people or slackers. The slackers were all home on the couch.

     

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