Occupy Wall Street Lacks 'Edge' So Far

But it does show how frustrated Americans are becoming: Charles Blow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2011 8:40 AM CDT
An officer videotapes Friday's march.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – The protesters of Occupy Wall Street had a decent day yesterday, with about 1,000 people marching to police headquarters, reports AP. It notes, however, that false rumors of a Radiohead appearance might have helped. Which raises the question: Is this protest going to fizzle or fly? Charles Blow at the New York Times sounds a little skeptical about its prospects. So far, it doesn't seem to have much "edge or urgency," he writes. "It feels like a spark set down on wet grass. It’s just hard to see how it truly catches fire."

Still, something important is happening, he adds. The ongoing protest highlights "a growing sense of disillusionment among Americans and the failures and ineffectiveness they feel from the current government in addressing their concerns." It's clear there is a "disaffected constituency that desperately wants something to rally around." We'll just have to wait and see whether Occupy Wall Street is it. (Click here to see Jon Stewart's take on the pepper-spraying cop.)

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