Oil protest scheduled for Sunday at Washington Artillery Park…
I am not sure why but, there are a lot of people that just hate protests. Even if they are for the cause, they just have this aversion to the gathering.
I’ve been to three protests since I got all civic-minded in 2005. The first was the 2007 crime march, the second was a rainy and early Eddie Jordan protest and the third was the Canal St. protest of Ray Nagin’s leadership award.
The last one could have really been considered fun. Protesting a mayor for being as ineffective and arrogant as Nagin was allowed for a raucous protest to mock him. The Jordan protest was tiny and Fox news reporters were giving us instructions on how to look better organized (“walk around in circles”). The crim march was awesome though, as years pass I wonder how much good it did. The Nagin administration was never really the same but I can’t say if any of that had to do with the protest. It did give him an opportunity to herald his crime camera program and we all know how that worked out for him.
The worst thing about protests is they seem to be easily mocked. If the cause isn’t right, if the numbers aren’t large enough, if the organizers don’t have it together, it all just looks like a farce. A few folks I have talked to have wondered what would be protested on Sunday. They posted it on their site.
Good luck yall.