Occupiers Turning On Eachother... you'll never guess why!
Occupiers Squabble With Their Handlers Over Their Allowance: “This isn’t your stuff. You got all this stuff from comfort [the working group]. It belongs to comfort.” ... “This is its own city. Within every city there are people who freeload, who make people’s lives miserable."
GREED IS GOOD: Occupiers battle over $500,000 bankroll...: “The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request -- so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items -- and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.
The Finance Committee dives on whatever dollars are raised by all the OWS working groups, said Smith, and doesn’t give it back.
Oakland to Occupiers: Get out: fire hazards, sanitation issues, a growing rat problem and graffiti... increasing frequency of violence, assaults, threats and intimidation” and complained that protesters had denied access to “emergency personnel to treat injured persons and to police to patrol the Plaza.
Meanwhile, back in NYC:
The drummers claim that the finance working group even levied a percussion tax of sorts, taking up to half of the $150-300 a day that the drum circle was receiving in tips.
As the communal sleeping bag argument between Lauren Digion and Sage Roberts threatened to get out of hand, a facilitator in a red hat walked by, brow furrowed. “Remember? You’re not allowed to do any more interviews,” he said to Digion. She nodded and went back to work. But when Roberts shouted, “Don’t tell me what to do!” Digion couldn’t hold back.
“Someone has to be told what to do,” she said. “Someone needs to give orders. There’s no sense of order in this f*****g place.”