WHEN I WAS AWAKENED by the sound of helicopters some minutes ago, I instantly knew what was happening. It'd rained all evening. A perfect time for the police to shut down the Philadelphia encampment.
According to the radio, hundreds of police are surrounding the remaining fifty Occupiers at Dilworth Plaza. Buses are parked nearby to take them to jail. Should I go down there to try to view? I don't know. . . .
Are the Occupiers troublemakers, or are they heroes?
To me, any sign of dissent in this locked-down hyperregulated society is heroic.