I know I'm very late in posting this but I got diverted by a variety of personal stuff. But I think the photos are still worthwhile to show that despite being ignored by the mainstream media, the Occupy movement is still alive and kicking.
During the weekend of March 31-April 1 Occupy DC held a Carnival of Resistance that was designed to be a festive party while making digs at the 1% who hold much of the power and wealth in this country. The photos I took show the creativity of the organizers despite the fact that the National Park Service has instituted a ban on overnight camping. (The tents are allowed to remain up as a First Amendment statement but no one is allowed to sleep there any more.) Here's a wide-angle shot of what Occupy DC's site at McPherson Square now looks like as of March 31, 2012.
That weekend Occupy DC decided to put on a "Carnival of Resistance" in honor of the fact that April Fool's Day fell on a Sunday this year.
This sign is a sarcastic remark on the National Park Service's ban on overnight camping at McPherson Square.
Some tents remain at McPherson Square as protest symbols but people are no longer allowed to sleep in them. Someone erected blue mini tents as a parody of this new enforcement.
There was this disturbing handwritten sign placed outside one of the tents. I didn't dare go inside to see if was really infected with lice.
The People's Library is now known as the Anarchist Library.
One of the tents had this message asking visitors if they had any extra tents that Occupy DC can borrow.
The people involved in the Occupy DC movement were in a very festive mood for the Carnival of Resistance and the atmosphere was quite joyous at times.
Yes, there was a conga line.
The National Park Police keeps watch over Occupy DC.
The daily General Assembly, where decisions are made through consensus, still take place at McPherson Square even though the crowd is way smaller thanthe last time I took a photo of a General Assembly last October.
The one thing that haven't changed at McPherson Square is the daily sunset ritual of ducks arriving at the park even though there is no water source. It's still a mystery of why the ducks find McPherson Square so attractive.
I also shot a short video of the Carnival of Resistance. Even though most of the participants are college age who were born after 1990, they had a playlist that included 1960's songs by The Beatles and The Jefferson Airplane.
NOTE: Some parts of this entry was previously posted in the Sagittarius Dolly blog.