They’re back: Occupy Wall Street celebrates communism on ‘May Day’

Just when you thought there were more important issues to deal with – terrorists, the economy – Occupy Wall Street is back once again promoting socialism, communism and so much more.

The group was out in force in Manhattan’s Union Square on Tuesday celebrating International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke was there and provided quite colorful commentary, as well as a number of interesting photos.

In 2011, the Occupy movement had a distinct lentils-and-patchouli air. Now, it has taken a hard leftward turn. Che, Lenin, Mao, and Chávez all make appearances on signs distributed by a group calling itself the “Red Youth.” Flip their faces over and you’ll find either “Long Live Marxism-Leninism” or the more modern “Long Live Kim Il Sung!” written on the back.

“Down with Capitalism! We need Communist Revolution!” reads another group’s banner. Next to it, “Revolution — Nothing Less!”

Cooke wrote that a speaker shouted, “There are 90,000 people protesting in Moscow!”, and noted that this crowd would feel right at home there.

OWS May Day 4
Credit: Charles Cooke, NRO


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Credit: Charles Cooke, NRO


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Credit: Charles Cooke, NRO


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Credit: Charles Cooke, NRO

Read Charles C. W. Cooke’s entire report here.


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