What if they staged an Occupy Wall Street protest and nobody came?
Barricades surrounding the park in lower Manhattan where the Occupy Wall Street movement was born were removed Tuesday, with considerable less commotion than when they were erected, enabling anti-greed protesters to easily return.
Just a few police officers and security guards were around as nearly 300 protesters filled the small park Tuesday night and settled in with lasagna served on paper plates, according to the Associated Press.
One protester tried to put up a tent but it was immediately removed by security guards.
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne told the New York Daily News , "We determined [the barricades] were not needed."
The press will continue to desperately flog this story - as they are doing here. But would a national publication cover a tea party protest with 300 people? Don't answer that.
The Occupy "movement" - if it ever was a political force - is dead. Only the lonely, deluded core remains. And Americans have proved once again that they may not particularly like rich people, or bankers, or large corporations, but they reject efforts to divide us based on class.