A Eulogy for #Occupy



A Eulogy for #Occupy

Wired hired writer Quinn Norton in the fall of 2011 to embed herself among activists in the Occupy movement, and report back on what she witnessed. Throughout the past year, Norton filed a number of stories about the people behind the movement, the cops s

via WIRED: http://www.wired.com/opinion/2012/12/a-eulogy-for-occupy/all/

Just as I was running to join the gaggle, someone on the police line popped off a canister at the press. It hit the ground in my path, about six feet away from me. A small fire, a noise, and then white, smoke-like powder rose into the air. Everything in my body tried to run, but I managed to come back after a few steps away. I wasn’t really able to think. In my head, a voice was asking what the hell I was supposed to do now. “I’m one of the press,” I said to myself. “I should go stand with them.” I was very short compared to the other reporters, and the only woman. No one knew me, and no one talked to me. I wasn’t local.