Peaceful protests which turn violent are never good for spreading the word about the protesters’ concerns. Instead, people marginalize the cause. Oakland protesters need to be very cautious about not becoming extreme or they will lose people’s interests. For example, the number of people viewing the Occupy livestream used to be in the thousands. It’s around 500 as I write this post.
Tonight, NYC is marching in support.
Maybe people just don’t care they are being ripped off by corporations. It is easier to sit and watch TV.