I wrote yesterday about an “Occupy Minnesota” demonstration in the street outside my office building. I included this photo, taken out of my 25th floor window:
When I left at the end of the day, all of the doors to my building were locked except one, which was manned by security guards. So I concluded that the demonstrators had intended to invade the bank, which turned out to be correct: “OccupyMN turned back by bank:”
Four hundred protesters chanting “Bust up big banks!” marched through downtown Minneapolis to Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, some intent on getting arrested by staging a sit-down in the bank. But the bank locked its doors.
About 200 protesters then sat down in the intersection at 6th Street S. and Marquette Avenue. But instead of arresting them, police diverted traffic.
This disappointed some of the leftist protesters:
After 20 minutes, they got up and marched to the Hennepin County Government Center plaza, site of OccupyMN, a protest against corporate power.
“I feel so bad … why don’t they want to arrest us?” said Sunday Alabi, 61.
Who is Sunday Alabi? Among other things, he has been the chairman of ACORN Minnesota’s political action committee, a director of a front organization that Barack Obama used to steer money to ACORN, and a long-time Democratic Party activist:
Sunday has been working for the Democratic party since he moved here in November, 1980 from Nigeria. …
Sunday started on Mondale’s campaign, and then worked for many third congressional district candidates like Wendy Wilde and Melissa Ortman.
Alabi is, or has been, a Democratic Party precinct chairman. The “occupy” movement, which has been praised by many Democratic politicians and criticized by none, as far as I know, illustrates how seamlessly the Democratic Party blends into the crazy, and not infrequently criminal, Left.