Occupy Albany on May 1
Gazette columnist Carl Strock dropped in on Occupy Albany on Tuesday, with camera in hand. Posted on May 2, 2012.
Explaining how the world ought to work was SUNY Albany graduate student Colin Donnaruma, whose explanation owed much to Karl Marx.
State troopers kept an eye on the Occupy doings. I caught them off guard by asking if they were going to let these scalawags get away this. “They’re not getting away with anything,” they assured me, putting my mind at ease.
It’s not a demonstration without music.
The common enemy was banks – and “banksters.”
Meditating over her own little economy.
I was taking notes, and so was he … but he was better dressed.
I thought this guy had wandered into the wrong demonstration, but no, he told me he was there because he was “sick and tired of politics as usual.” As for the get-up, he said, “The founders wore white wigs.” Well, yes, I wanted to say, but …
The umbrella said it all.