In my town yesterday, there were two big public demonstrations.
The first one was led by the America Needs Fatima, which is a Catholic organization that works to spread devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They also work against corruption and moral depravity in our country at large. I'm not officially affiliated with them, but I support the cause of improving our country, so I show up for their public rosary every year.
The second big public demonstration was done by the Occupy Wall Street group. I'm still not entirely sure what this group is about, but it seems that they also are working against corruption and moral depravity in our country. Their main focus is the economy, and every time I see pictures of them on the news, they are either camping or being arrested.
Now, the America Needs Fatima organization got a permit and everything for our demonstration months ago. We were going to hold the demonstration in a nearby plaza, so nobody would have to travel very far to get there. However, the Occupy Wall Street people just marched in and took over the plaza on Saturday morning, setting up all sorts of tents and things. The local government told us that we'd have to move our demonstration to City Hall instead. That meant an extra fifteen minute walk for everyone involved, but nobody seemed discouraged by it.
The demonstration itself was about a half hour. We set up the large posters and signs, and then we prayed the rosary, along with some additional prayers, such as the Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We took some group photos, and that was basically it. A good time was had by all, and the event was a success, drawing over 50 people and gaining the attention of numerous passers-by.
I don't know how successful the Occupy Wall Street demonstration was, but I understand it lasted for several hours. I think they had only about 40 people at their demonstration, though, probably because it was a spur-of-the-moment thing.