How Protester Occupations Can Succeed

Source: Medium

Seattle, Washington / USA – July 1 2020: Tent encampments in Cal Anderson Park during the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP)

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Nationwide demonstrations, mobilized around the Black Lives Matter movement’s response to the killing of George Floyd, were held in all fifty states and in 5,000 cities. Rallies were held in public squares and larger cities saw their freeways and bridges blocked. Only a few cities ( Richmond, Va.; Philadelphia; Oakland, CA, and New York City ) experienced occupations of a public space. None of them were sustained for long, except Seattle, which went on for a month.

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