Occupy Orlando enters graveyard shift, marching under cover of darkness

by

comment
It's 1 a.m. and the core group of activists rallying under the banner Occupy Orlando, having vacated the park two hours ago at the request of the Orlando Police Department, is still marching. Because it is legal to walk on a sidewalk, hold signs, and even chant at any given hour, activists have decided to maintain the continuity of their occupation through the night by splitting up into three mobile shifts. During the first, activists marched in the direction of Colonial Drive, while some members of the other two shifts retreated to their cars to sleep.

If all goes according to plan, Senator Beth Johnson Park should be re-occupied at 6 a.m. sharp, and the whole cycle will begin anew.

img_1912jpg


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.