Yesterday Occupy Wichita was in the local St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This was a great idea for publicity. There was a large crowd of people in the
district where the parade took place. We carried a large snake to represent the corporate snakes we wanted to drive out of town and the Delano . US
Many of the children spectators loved the giant green felt snake, which was about 10 feet long and eight inches around. It had a huge head. Although the children probably didn’t get the symbolism, they loved the snake. “Hey bring the snake over here;” and “That’s the biggest snake I’ve ever seen.” Some children said.
This was one more way of getting our message out and letting people know we where here.
We got a lot of cheers from the bystanders. We also got some boos from a few groups of people and a few guys said “long live capitalism.” That last chant proves they know who are enemies are. Also taking part in the parade were the Peace and Social Justice Center.