Yesterday I visited the Occupy Bristol campsite to interview some protesters for work. Some of them had insightful, interesting things to say about the movement which will duly be recorded in tomorrow’s article for The Fresh Outlook. These are some of the other things that were said.
Asked if the Occupy movement has an educational aspect “People do get learnt a lot of stuff down here”
Asked about the low ratio of women to men “We’re not queer!”
Intermittently “Are you recording this? Are you wearing a wire? I think she’s wearing a wire lads” [I open my jacket to show that I am not, in fact, wearing a wire] “Yeah but she keeps asking questions in this way like it’s an interview or something”
Shortly after “You’ve got nice boobs. She has though, she’s got nice boobs”
Asked if it’s true that only two tents are occupied at night “That’s bullshit man”
Asked for surnames to print in the article “Could you not use my surname. I just don’t like people being able to “google” me.”
Asked about the camps dry policy [several protesters are holding beers] “Yeah… that’s a tough one to implement all the time” And drugs? “Drugs is zero tolerance. Absolute zero tolerance. Well, weed kind of makes everyone fight less and just chill out, so we kind of turn a blind eye to that”
When talking about twitter “I’d tweet you, alright”
On leaving “Give us a hug… yeah, I knew she had nice boobs”
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