Occupy the Hamptons took place yesterday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Sag Harbor, with over 100 people showing up to attend the event.
Protesters carried signs projecting their anger on a variety of issues, which included corporate greed and signs advocating more environmental protection.
The overall feeling of the protest was very positive and orderly, and everybody that I spoke to there were protesting a different issue. One man named Mike who is a fisherman from Montauk, brought his entire family down, “I’m just really tired of seeing the complacency on so many issues and it feels really good to do something about it. There are a lot of people that are really hurting, people who are hardworking and that just don’t know what to do.”
“Stop hurting the earth!” his young daughter chanted.
Occupy The Hamptons intends on having further protests.
Unlike the New York City protests, the demographic of the Sag Harbor protest was mostly people forty years of age and older, however, at one point during a general assembly by the Windmill, a young man named Matt Laspia, who had a green mohawk and a hoop ring through his nose, began giving a speech explaining the movement. “This movement does not have a leader, we are all the leaders,” he said. To which the crowd repeated everything he said, which seemed to be the Occupy Wall Street way of public speaking.