Occupy Wichita is now part of the national and international movement, which takes up not only New York, but many large cities across the country and the world.
As with other communities, people have kept a round the clock vigil at the park that holds a statue commemorating the site of the historic 1958 Dockum sit-in.
That park has become the head quarters for Occupy Wichita. Pickets have taken place at the corner of Douglas and Broadway where a major bank facility for several banks is standing. Some young people have organized meetings and general assemblies.
So far the Republicans have dismissed the Occupy Wall Street as people who are not important or even “unpatriotic” as in the case of Republican presidential contender Herman Cain, He criticized the protesters “un-American,” and said "If you don't have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself." There are similar comments from pundits at Fox News.
Now protesters are taking aim at The Freedom Plaza, in Washington, DC. They plan to occupy and hamper operations of political bodies. The protests have spread all across the nation and the globe. There are even some protests in China.
Compared to other cities, Wichita’s movement may not seem that big. But as part of the big picture, it all adds up.