San Diego’s Occupy movement is trying a new kind of “Occupy” protest. They are calling it “Occupy Lights”. They say this could become a new way for people that cannot attend their protest to participate. To participate simply turn off you lights at 9 pm for one minute.
On a web site (http://occupylights.org/) they describe their inspiration.
“In 1996 there was a terrible accident and scandal involving figures from the Turkish government, the armed forces, and organized crime all in the same car. As a result, the people of Turkey were awaked to the idea that their government was cavorting around with criminals. Part of their protest and response was what was called “Sürekli Aydinlik Için Bir Dakika Karanlik” (“One minute’s darkness for the sake of perpetual light”). The protest tactic was identical to what is described above and was extremely effective.”
All of this begs the question: Is San Diego’s Occupy movement short on people?
Will anyone participate?