One of the occupiers was quoted in the WDEL story:
“Here we are, doing it our way–closing the camp down after nine months, the longest occupation in the United States,” [Bernie August] says.
Another great honor for Wilmington. Longest occupation of a US city by the National Guard in the wake of the 1968 riots, 9 months ending in 1969 and the longest Occupy Wall Street occupation in the US, also 9 months, ending today.
Score one for Governor Terry and one for Mayor Baker.
And the occupiers did not even have to ever decide what they were protesting. I think the best explanation that I got was that they each had their own grievances and the fact that they did not select which ones had merit was a testament to their unity of purpose.
“It started very confusing–you get a couple hundred people in a room, and the only thing they have in common is being oppressed in one way or another,” [Steve Fox] says.
I wonder if this milestone will hit the network news tonite?