Occupy Raleigh welcomed a sister Occupy group today to the City of Oaks; Walkupy. Together, the two groups planned to march from the Capital to the Occupy Raleigh camp some blocks away. During the march, 6 or 7 members of Walkupy were arrested:
RALEIGH — Six protesters taking part in an anti-Wall Street march were arrested as they spilled over the sidewalks and into downtown streets late Saturday afternoon.
The group of up to 50 protesters attracted police attention as they chanted and wove through several streets. As the group marched west on Hillsborough Street, police told them to stay on the sidewalks, according to a statement Raleigh police issued tonight.
Police said despite being ordered several times to disperse, some of the group refused. Police said they warned protesters they would be arrested if they didn’t comply.
More and more the Occupy movement is proving itself to be nothing more than some lefty hippie left-over protest group. More interested in “self” than in goals. More proud of being arrested than in generating results.
Too bad really Too bad.