Last night, I pulled up to the Children’s Park in downtown San Diego just as the sun began to nestle behind the city’s high rises. A small group was gathered — the first to arrive for what would swell to more than 100 who constituted Occupy San Diego’s “General Assembly.”
The group is a sort of makeshift congress that’s planning and making decisions about a protest scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at San Diego’s Civic Center.
While their specific goals are still unclear, the group speaks broadly about trying to achieve social and economic justice, and stand in solidarity with similar movements around the country, including Occupy Wall Street.
The evening started with an orientation, where new participants were briefed on how the General Assembly works.
From there, people broke out into their areas of expertise: Legal, food supplies, entertainment.