Video reporting by SCRN’s Thomas Kenney
Despite being accused of sparking anarchy, Occupy Columbia protestors say they are trying especially hard to be peaceful and democratic, employing general assembly decision-making, no bullhorns, PA systems or profanity, and raising of hands to speak or agree.
Monday, the group that is occupying the Statehouse grounds voted to march at the local University of South Carolina and outside of a few downtown Columbia banks. Watch as the group employs an echo technique called “mic check” to pass along information and ideas.
The participants have not decided how long they will try to remain on Statehouse grounds and one of the organizers says they do not have a permit.
The Charleston version of the protests will begin Wednesday at Brittlebank Park. Leaders have designated 99 hours to occupy that site.