May 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM
Cheers as ‘bunny’ disses police diet
From Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis:
About 100 people attended a rally at Westlake Park around 8 p.m., where various individuals spoke in a “mike check.” The “bunny” appears about a minute into the video. Credit: ERIK LACITIS / THE SEATTLE TIMES
The Occupy Seattle protest wound down Tuesday with what had been advertised as a major rally at 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Park that was attended by maybe 100 Occupy diehards, who were drenched in rain. The crowd quickly dwindled in the downpour.
The rally was a contrast to the rock-throwing that took place earlier in the day and included acoustic, folkie guitar-playing and singing by Leith Kahl, 33, of Seattle, who described himself as “a worker in a workplace.”
About the earlier rock-throwing, when he was asked how such acts would be received by the general public, Kahl said, “I think people are going to be receptive to the fact it was particularly aimed at banks.”
Even if American Apparel and Niketown were included in the property desctruction?
“They are tied in to the banks, too,” said Kahl.
The events ended with the Occupy Seattle demonstrators having a mike check in which someone would speak and the crowd would repeat what was said. Those speaking pronounced themselves satisfied with how the day went.
One man, who looked to be in his 20s and was dressed in what appeared to be a bunny or cat outfit, urged those participating to take part in a “sustainable food center.”
The bunny man said, “After seeing today what the cops were eating, we have a lot better odds. They feed the police poison! High fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated soybean oil. They’re going to be slow. We can be fast. We can be strong.”
The crowd cheered.
UPDATE: 11 p.m. It’s been called into question whether the man is actually dressed like a bunny. One follower on Twitter suggested he is dressed like Max from “Where the Wild Things Are.” What do you think?
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