Because taking the subway at rush hour isn't annoying enough, yesterday Occupy Wall Street protesters fanned out to various subway lines across the city to bring their message to commuters, in hopes of leading them, Pied Piper-style, up to the big rally in Foley Square. Over at the Broadway Junction station, on the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York in Brooklyn, the "people's mic" was turned up to 11:
How could so many straphangers resist the siren call of the people's mic? At press time it was unclear how many passers-by joined the doughty demonstrators for a field trip to Foley Square, but it is a shame the guy with the pizza kept on walking. The Times reports that, in general, "the turnout of protesters on the trains was scant." But what they lacked in numbers they made up for in earnestness. Here's another group on a train, trying their best to rouse the rabble.
Was your train occupied? Did you decide to join the revolution instead of racing home to fire up a Hot Pocket and watch Dorf on Golf? Or does the people's mic make you want to crank up the ol' Long Range Acoustical Device to full blast?