Occupy Wall Street Came to San Diego 10 Years Ago – Share Your Memories and Thoughts

by on October 6, 2021 · 4 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, History, San Diego

It was ten years ago this week that Occupy Wall Street came to San Diego. Many San Diegans – and OBceans – were involved in the movement over the months, and the OB Rag gave extended, in-depth coverage.

So, this is an open thread where you, dear reader, can share any memories and / or thoughts of the Occupy movement.

Looking back a decade, was it relevant? Was there any lasting effect? Just who was the 99%?

Was it a movement by socialists or anarchists? What banks got bailed out?

Did the Occupy movement blame President Obama? What was the big deal, anyhow?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

thequeenisalizard October 7, 2021 at 8:18 am

What I remember most is when it was discovered that there were almost more undercover agents and cops than actual protesters.


Frank Gormlie October 7, 2021 at 9:35 am

The Old OB Hippie wrote us: “What I remember from that first day was after we had returned to Children’s Park, the huge atmosphere of solidarity. I looked around and only saw one person I knew among the thousands – Ernie McCray. At first I felt saddened – but then realized what a wonderful thing that was for an old San Diego activist: being at a demo and not knowing anyone. I then realized what depth and breadth the new movement had, even in conservative San Diego.”


Frank Gormlie October 7, 2021 at 9:52 am

After posting this, I saw myself in the photo. Lower right. Wow, 10 years ago.


Frank Gormlie October 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

Today’s U-T: “After years of declines, America’s middle class now holds a smaller share of U.S. wealth than the top 1%.”


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