Democratic Convention 2012

Occupy Protest Fizzles at DNC

Listless and not-so-spontaneous

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If not for the looming shadows of Bank of America Stadium, where President Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination on Thursday, Sunday's "March on Wall Street South" would have been hard to distinguish from a standard Labor Day parade. In fact, if you squinted hard enough, you could have mistaken the streets of Charlotte for those of another famous, albeit fictional, North Carolina locale–Andy Griffith's Mayberry.

The Occupy movement's attempt to seize the spotlight the day before the Democratic National Convention kicks off felt at times like a jobs fair without jobs, with an atmosphere closer to a Relay for Life than a March on Washington.