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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 05:27 PM
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Raw Footage - Occupy Ann Arbor - Black Friday 2011 Flash Mob protest at Wal-mart in Saline, MI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLbSTmQgWYw
On Black Friday 2011, 22 citizens entered the Wal-Mart in Saline. WE entered the big box store in order to alert and educate the misguided costumers of the terrible practices of Wal-Mart. Our message was projected through the Human Microphone first utilized at Occupy Wall Street. Wal-Mart employees and security attempted to silence our collective voices, but were extremely cooperative and generous with their time and allowed us to finish. We gathered in the women's clothing section, and began with a resounding MIC CHECK! and read from a script prepared prior to our action. During which members of our group passed out business cards with a QR code and a link to a website created to continue education and awareness of consumers. Some employees and some customers responded negatively to our action, but on the whole we seemed to be received positively. We concluded by emphasizing that while we are disgusted with Wal marts practices, our action was to demonstrate love, concern and support of the employees working there. Ending in a resounding cheer, we left the store, offering information cards and thanking our fellow (comrades?) out in the parking lot we cheered and chanted THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE and WE ARE THE 99%. as we left the property we were stopped by a police woman, who very honorably respected our right to remain silent.
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