The #OccupyLSX looks a little lame compared to the Occupy Wall Street situation. #Occupy LSX may need some time to gain momentum - or maybe not?
In the US, protests are starting to look like a modern day Woodstock - well, sort of. Sex, drugs and rock n' roll?
In the US, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been described as a political 'party' with sex and drugs on tap. The Daily Mail has commented on some of the scenes of debauchery coming from Occupy Wall Street:
Also present and infuriating the hard core of activists are a number of teens looking to turn the gathering into an urban rave.
Among the banners and flags are now discarded packets of condoms, cigarettes and bottles of spirits, while naked youngsters happily get together with just sleeping bags covering their modesty.
A box of free condoms is kept in the main area where protesters are camping. In one shocking picture, a man can be seen defecating on a police car.There are no such scenes or reports coming from #OccupyLSX. This may be because it hasn't really taken off in the UK the way it has in the US?
Daily Beast reporter Casey Schwartz went down to see who was 'getting lucky', and it seemed she found many protesters that were definitely having a 'good time'. As part of her 'research' she also found a couple of interesting posts on Craig's List (kind of like the Gum Tree here). One post reads
Occupy me.- woman looking for man-28 (Financial District)We don't image there is anything similar on the Gum Tree?
“Gorgeous, sexy female trader seeks a hot and bothered 99%’er to occupy her all night long. Let yourself be exploited through deeply taxing work. Resist passionately until your voice is hoarse. Succumb and fall asleep wrapped in my Sferra 1,000 thread count sheets, then make me espresso at 6am before I leave to master the universe. Repeat. Welcome to the 1%. Occupy me.”
Anyway, the 'Occupy movement' needs to get and agenda and try and achieve something, because headlines like these aren't going to win them much public support.