The protest held in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 15th was truly a phenomenal site! The first protest on October 1st peaked with probably just under 300 people in attendance. Fewer attended on October 8th. We took to the downtown streets on October 12th and protested in front of all the banks, and we had around 30 individuals that day. We may have been small, but our voices were loud. When October 15th arrived, I was unsure how many would attend. When I walked to the protest site, which was in front of Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill on Central Ave, my jaw literally hit the ground and my heart soared sky-high! People were packed 3 to 4 deep for many blocks long, all with signs in hand and hopes high. Estimated attendance between 700 to 800. Every age (the Raging Grannies were present!), race, religion, and socioeconomic background appeared. All in complete support of the Occupy Wall Street and Global Change movement! This truly was the Protest Heard Around the World!
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.