I went down to Irvine’s Civic Center Plaza to catch “Occupy Irvine” for myself. There were between 200 and 250 protesters there and everyone assured me the movement would only grow as the day progressed. But I only had an hour. There was no mistaking the energy of the 99 percent — those lining the Streets at the corner of Harvard and Alton. The signs were thoughtful, the crowd a mixture of young and old, some with entire families all speaking out against corporate greed.
Make no mistake, the real energy of the morning came from those lining the streets. They were pumped, well-spoken and the traffic that drove by in minivans, Hondas, Ford and Toyotas were honking in agreement. Somehow, there’s needs to be a better connection between those on the street corner and those on the stage.
There is Livestream video from Occupy Irvine