Once again, Occupy Albuquerque marches on in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. On Saturday, the group started from the home base of Coyote Camp and marched to downtown Albuquerque. Many banks were visited, but the final spot of protest before the return home was at the intersection of 4th and Central – the heart of downtown Albuquerque.
Today was a most phenomenal day! I arrived early at Coyote Camp and shortly before the scheduled noon protest at Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill, we gathered together to march as one to the meeting point. There were approximately 75 of us leaving from Coyote Camp. When the rest of the protest came into view, it was a glorious site… hundreds and hundreds had already gathered! It is difficult to estimate the size of a crowd constantly in motion, but I would estimate there were upwards to 800 people at peak time. All ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc. You name it, they were there! A perfect representation of the people today within the 99 percent.