Protestors suggest occupy your neighborhood

Dec 5, 2011, 7:48 PM | Updated: Dec 6, 2011, 5:40 am

OccupySeattleFacing eviction from their encampment at a Capitol Hill college campus, Occupy Seattle protestors suggest people start occupying neighborhoods.

Seattle Central Community College administrators will meet with Occupy to create a plan for getting tents, makeshift shelters and a few dozen demonstrators off their campus permanently.

Local demonstrators say they aren’t deterred by the latest court setback and the college’s plan to evict them.

“Tents in public places are important symbols of collective outrage at being treated as surplus people; but the movement is larger than all our tent cities. There are many ways to express that outrage, that loss of hope,” they write on the Occupy Seattle blog.

They suggest:

Start a regular vigil at Chase bank or another local target.

Talk about the ways you personally have been affected by the economic crisis.

Meet in a coffee shop. Meet in a home. Meet in a studio or workplace.

Show movies and discuss them. Start a book group.

Put a banner on your house or studio or meeting place.

Sit or stand in silence.

Overall, the Occupy movement is not looked on favorably according to a new survey. There has been a seven point increase in negative sentiment in social media around the movement, according to global market research firm, ORC International.

Over half of Americans (57%) say they have become less interested in the movement over the past two weeks.

Our most recent social media analysis shows that online conversations peaked to an all-time high of 5 million posts on November 15 with protesters being evicted from Zucotti Park in New York.

AP Photo Elaine Thompson

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Protestors suggest occupy your neighborhood