They’re baaaack. Occupy the Hamptons is returning to Sag Harbor this weekend with a second gathering at the Long Wharf at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The East End extension of the Occupy Wall Street movement drew more than 100 people to its initial protest last Saturday, and has plans to meet each Sunday for the foreseeable future—and possibly spread to other towns in the Hamptons as time and interest progresses.
This weekend’s protest against corporate greed and the state of economic inequality won’t play out amid the gaggle of celebrities who were in town last weekend for the Hamptons International Film Festival, when Harry Belafonte and Susan Sarandon spoke in support of the Occupy movement (of course, you never know if Alec Baldwin will come by to check things out). Nonetheless, we may see a movie tie-in to the demonstrations back in NYC.
There have been whispers that the next Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises, could be considering using the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park as a backdrop when the film starts shooting in Manhattan on October 29. Occupy the Batcave?