This morning, on desks and tables in classrooms across the St. Lawrence University campus, strips of paper were placed at each seat inviting students to join today’s noon student walk out in support of those tenting, marching and getting arrested in NYC and other urban centers across the country. I caught up with this small but determined and vocal group of about 20 students, who read a prepared statement in support of the Wall Street activists and in solidarity with the “99%” of Americans who are not among the fabulously wealthy.
Some are calling this movement “the Tea Party of the left,” while others dismiss it as a ragtag pack of disgruntled and not very articulate troublemakers.
What I find interesting–and here the analogy with the early days of the Tea Party may hold–is the apparent spontaneous upsurge of support, across the country, for the original small and disorganized group of protesters who pitched tents in lower Manhattan.
What’s your take? (Check out Brian Mann’s entry about the Glens Falls “Wall St. Demonstration” today.)