Occupy Wall Street. Oct 1st, 2011
The first person I saw to be detained. About four more people later, I was next in line.
This was the last photograph I was able to take clearly.
Photo (c) by ME.
Well, my officer was very good to me; she kepts me well informed of why I was being detained and made sure I was alright. Apparently I wasn't charged with anything worthy of it being on files: I just committed violations. So they held me at a station in the processing room where I could see everything and once they got my summonses ready I was free to go.
But its not just them & its not just that issue at hand. Others down at the protest were against the war, prejudice towards others, and how they're is a form of corruption in the government. Its not just about jobs or college students. There are also those who already went through school and because of the issues at hand are in the situations they are in now. I've seen 'Grandmothers Against War' down there at the park. There is a mix of ages down there, from young to elderly, who (in my opinion) just want to have a stable future.
I'm not against you or anything, but I'm just not fond with the idea that the idea of everything is 'college children facing reality'.
I understand the whole 'looking for a straight answer' thing, because when I first went down there, I only had an idea of what a few groups were fighting for:
I believe the main issue is the amounts of corruption within the government. Then there are the other issues that go along side it, such as 'end the war', 'end racisim', etc. There are some companies that are sending their factories over seas which makes it difficult for anyone (both fresh out of college and already out of college) to find jobs.
There are some things that I myself disagree with. In a sense, one of the main things amoungst the group is 'tax the rich' for that those in the middle class area are undergoing great difficulties financially. Some people I met down at the park are losing their homes, in debt, or live in shelters and can't find jobs or don't have money. Some of these people are with families, retired, jobless and the list goes on.
I'm pretty sure at this rate I just rambled, so if something still seems unclear please let me know.
In a nutshell, the way my mother explained it to me, is that they are people who want a stable future.