Organizers have asked that the city consider helping to defray the cost of equipment, which Ms. Cagan said would run at least $150,000 more than it would have in Central Park. In addition, organizers are asking the city to help provide access to things like water and transportation, since the new location is far from mass transit and lacks the shade of Central Park.
Wow, times have changed. The spirit of Woodstock is howling from the great beyond.
Wimps. Past generations of protesters are hanging their heads in shame. Have the left become such a spoiled, self-absorbed bunch that they can't stand in the hot sun for a few hours for their cause without having a port-a-potty and free water nearby? It takes reall balls to ask the city you are about to distrupt to provide for your creature comforts while you are protesting. Seriously, this is a disgrace to your 1960's forefathers of activism. Even back in the late 70's when I was doing the no-nukes tour, we would have rather died of thirst before asking the government to provide us with water.
Perhaps you would like the mayor, his staff and the NYPD to make your signs, stand in your place when you're tired or shout your slogans for you? Hey, they'll let you tie up the West Side Highway for a few days and
they'll also throw in 1,000 pictures of Hitler, some crayons, cardboard and Elmer's Glue!
Pack a freaking umbrella and a cooler, people. Nobody owes you anything.