"No matter what your issue is, we want to let them know we stand together," he said. "We want to have a united front to start off this Democratic National Convention."Organized... not with any singular agenda... Which is kind of disorganized.
"Behind those doors, the story is going to be the 'poli-tricks' as usual," Alcala added. "It's the art of getting elected, of pointing the finger back and forth. We want to say there's another story and that's the people on the street still suffering."
Nobody in the protest expressed much hope in the political process. Said Alcala: "It's a two-faced one-party system. They have different colors and different names, but at the end of the day, they all answer to the same Wall Street corporations that dominate the system."
September 3, 2012
"Ayende Alcala, an activist with Occupy Charlotte, said the group organized the protest not with any singular agenda..."
"... but to give people a space to come together and be heard."