UPDATE: Federal Reserve Siege FAIL
How are we supposed to Siege the Fed if no one shows up?
Maybe I got the date wrong because they changed it once but I was out at the Board of Governors in DC this morning bright and early hoping to catch at least a few angry mobs beginning to form and caught nothing. I was lucky enough to get some great shots of the Washington Monument at sunrise as well as the Board looking awfully ominous in the dawn light, its eagle lit up in the darkness against a dark blue sky. But protesters? Nothing.
I mean absolutely nothing. Except for the two Fed cops strolling the grounds as usual and the bureaucrats scattering to their government gigs, there wasn't a single person out there this morning. No one.
Everything I (and, presumably, the authorities) read said 6am but according to The Boston Phoenix, at least Boston Fed festivities are scheduled for 1pm this afternoon.
Listen, if you can't even get the time right how the hell do you expect people to show up?
So either the Siege is still on and I was just too early to catch it or this is an epic fail of a protest as I initially suspected. Did anyone else find it strange how these were supposedly organized by Anonymous? Everyone knows Anonymous doesn't organize; I either smell a rat or a loser movement trying to capitalize on the popularity of both Fedbashing and Anonymous.
By the way, End the Fed in DC on June 3. Now that I will be attending. Better go get the Bernanke 00% t-shirt dry cleaned.
Update: AmpedStatus is showing the following on their site, which claims "they" were not aware of this morning's supposed protest. Frankly I don't know what there is to defend as there wasn't anything going on, at least in Washington:
We can tell you that OpESR is definitely NOT a hoax.
We are unaware / out of the loop on the Federal Reserve siege on the 28th and do not know who originally planned that action. That was done outside of AmpedStatus, however, this is a decentralized movement and non-violent actions against the Fed are encouraged.
If people want us to openly support / spread the word on actions via http://ampedstatus.com/ , feel free to send a private message to this account. Otherwise, we will keep our eyes open for solidarity actions to support.
As of right now, we are supporting actions tomorrow by USuncut against Bank of America: http://ampedstatus.org/network/members/admin/activity/23761