April Browning and several members of Occupy Lexington had planned to visit City Council today. This was not meant to be a protest but an extension of thanks to the city and it's employees. Circumstances caused them to re-schedule.
I decided to attend a portion of the meeting since I had made the trip to film the protesters.
After the meeting, I used the trip to catch more footage of the Occupy Lexington protesters. There was a decent crowd of protesters for Lexington.
Several members of LexMoveOn.Org have had issues with my publishing stories on Republican sites and today was no different. Familiar faces warned the protesters that they were being filmed. After two LexMoveOn members took issue with my presence, others became weary. I passed out Lexington Examiner cards and continued to film.
Activists typically understand that the press is their best weapon against a repressive government or corrupt corporations.
Occupy Lexington has been successful even with a few protesters who send mixed messages.
This protest must be open to members of both parties or the message becomes we are the 51%.
Copyright 2011 Christopher Hignite