The usual inhabitants of Union Square aren’t exactly fond of the bedraggled OWS lowlifes. Who can blame them?
“They smell like wild piss,” screamed a lanky skateboarder last night at the large crowds that had assembled on the steps as part of Occupy Wall Street in Union Square. “What are ya’ll still doing here?” A pair of BMX riders had a little more sympathy, saying the message of the movement is ultimately a good thing even if it means a little less room at the highly active public space.
We had our own interaction with a local around 5:00 p.m., when we were walking down 15th st. and Irving Plaza. A young man approached us.
“Have you been over there,” the dread-locked kid asked us, shifting his backpack so he could point over to the square. “It’s nuts.”
We had heard about the protests…were they really out of control?
“Yeah!” The young man exclaimed. “Especially when you are tripping on acid. I just had to like, get out of there before I started to feel bad about things.”
Some video gold via the first link. Wait for the third guy about 25 seconds in for the fun. Listen to the very end.