I have protested a lot....I always walked in a parade; I never did a sit-in. Here are some things I have protested for:
* Free Soviet Jews. (Done.)
* End The Vietnam War. (Done.)
* Civil Rights. (Done.)
* Feminisim a la abortion rights, equal pay, etc. (Not done.)
Can ANYONE tell what the OWS'ers are "protesting"? Against whom do they have a complaint and what do they want done to correct it? What are their demands? Does ANYONE know or do we all just get to infer whatever we like about their intent?
BTW, I have never broken the law in any protest and IMO, a sit-in at a college president's office is (legally) not comparable to occupying city parks for weeks on end.