Symbolic Solidarity with Hong Kong by Occupy San Diego Remnant

by on October 8, 2014 · 1 comment

in Economy, History, Media, Organizing, San Diego, World News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast night, in “Freedom Plaza” (the Civic Center Plaza), a couple dozen people calling themselves “Occupy San Diego” held a symbolic solidarity demonstration with the protests going on in Hong Kong.

“OSD (heart) Occupy HK” was the slogan. Small tents captured the flavor of the protests held in the Plaza 3 years ago, when up to one hundred tents were pitched on the concrete of City Hall. Chalk expressions had been written on the sidewalks were next to signs at the entrance to the Plaza, reflecting the sayings and artwork of the protests of yore.

Some had brought umbrellas – the symbol of the Hong Kong protests.

It was all very symbolic as the event did not include but a handful of original occupiers involved in San Diego’s version of Occupy Wallstreet – as far as this reporter could see.  Yesterday, October 7th, was the third anniversary of the beginning of Occupy San Diego in the streets of downtown.

What was new was the techno advances that activists  had made over the last few  years. San Diego’s “Light Brigade” was on hand with their thought-provoking slogan.

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These 2 were not involved in the original occupy protests but came out with their umbrellas in solidarity with Hong Kong.

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Avatar Bearded OBcean October 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I understand the sentiment in expressing solidarity, but the protesters are fighting for something far different than what Occupy protestors were fighting for 3 years ago.

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