Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Mind Was There, But The Body Was Weak

Well, I didn't make it to the Northcross Mall protest against Wal-Mart and Lincoln Properties this morning. I was still in bed in a different ZIP code, so sue me.

I feel a little bad because they only got about half as many people as they wanted, but that's what you get for scheduling a protest in Austin at 10am on a Saturday morning. I know the Northside ain't 78704, but there are plenty of us who still keep musician's hours. I'm sure they could've gotten 5,000 people if they would've started at noon.

Even so, mobilizing approximately 2,500 people at that time of day is pretty impressive.


Silver Zephyr said...

even with 2500 it was still inspiring to see that many people *cared*. it was done early so as not to piss off any surrounding businesses (in case people were blocking driveways, taking up parking, etc...)

Greg said...

Ah, I figured there was probably solid reasoning behind the early start (and yes, I know 10am is not considered "early" by decent Americans).

I agree that 2,500 is a good turnout, especially when you consider Sunday's rally against TXU's proposed coal plants only drew 1,000.