I was in Austin this week for the inaugural SxSW Eco conference. Luckily, this happened to coincide with the first official day of the Occupy Austin demonstration. So after the closing presentation, I grabbed some friends and headed down to see what the occupation looked like.
As we rounded the corner from West 2nd Street, I heard the demonstration before I saw it. At the time it wasn’t the sound of chanting or angry speeches, it was something else. A joyful noise. Still, my friends and I spotted snipers monitoring the crowd from the rooftops of the banking and government buildings nearby. A silent reminder that the 1% are worried, and watching.
To see more of the faces, signs, and messages I found while at Occupy Austin, keep clicking.
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