6. “What do we want? DRINKS. When do we want them? NOW!”
“What do we want? CATS. When do we want them? MEOW!”
“What do we want? TIME TRAVEL. When do want it? IRRELEVANT!”
While the Occupy protesters unveiled a wide range of catchy melodies proclaiming their anti-establishment message, TheDC photo and video team couldn’t help but take note of these two chants.
When faced with riot shields and billy clubs — and the possibility of being pelted with rubber bullets — protesters on Monday brandished an arsenal of nonsensical tunes, demanding cats “meow.”
Then, as they made their way up and down the streets of Ybor City past a row of bars and clubs, their message of revolution was quickly overpowered by the need to quest their thirst.
Piggybacking on political activist and Occupy frontman Vermin Supreme’s presidential platform, protesters on Monday also demanded time travel, though a timeframe to meet this demand, they said, was irrelevant.
Grae Stafford, Josh Peterson and Zachary Gorelick contributed photography.