At 4:30 yesterday afternoon, members of Occupy Providence met at Burnside Park to march up the hill to Brown’s Main Green. Protesters carried signs, played make-shift instruments, and chanted things like “we are the 99%, you are the 99%” and “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” Passing drivers honked their horns and cheered out their windows in support. With Brown Police standing by, Occupy Providence paraded under Faunce Arch and filed into a packed Salomon DeCiccio Auditorium to attend the Teach-In for Occupy College Hill. Occupy Providence has since released its first mission statement to the public.[nggallery id=68]
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 10/27
Ratty: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Hot Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye, Macaroon Cookies
V-Dub: Peanut Butter Sandwich Bar, Beef Stew, Vegetable Stuffed Red Peppers, Rice Krispie Treats
Advantage: V-Dub. Take the safety of a PB&J sandwich over the mystery that is Ratty gumbo. Your stomach will thank you.
Ratty: Roast Beef Au Jus, Pork Chop Suey, American Chop Suey, Ribbon Sugar Cookies
V-Dub: Curried Shrimp, Tequila Lime Chicken, Pretzel Bread, Coconut Ginger Rice, Yellow Cake
Advantage: V-Dub. If you are going to offer us tequila-infused foods on the eve of Halloweekend, we're going to take it.