A couple more videos from the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park. They will inevitably draw the criticism that I am only interviewing the crazies. Again, so be it. This woman was the first person I met yesterday afternoon, when I overheard her loudly shouting the word “Nazi” at passers-by. If they are the notable exception, then I must have quite prodigious luck.
And this gentleman caught my attention straight afterwards with his sign, and then even-worse explanation:
Is everyone involved like this? No. But there is such a solid supply of them that to walk around the site for twenty minutes with a video camera is to meet a steady stream of bizarro-world characters. I’m afraid that the place is attracting a very healthy portion of New York’s oddballs, some more benign than others.
Believe me, were I picking on the crazies at Occupy Wall Street, I would have published a couple of the videos I still have on my camera. For kindness’ sake, however, they will remain where they are.