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As Occupy San Diego Enters Fifth Day, Downtown Protests Dismissed As "Too Mainstream"

"We're gonna check out Occupy Fresno."

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SOME COFFEESHOP YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF — "At first, it was pretty cool," says Aviv Avela of his participation in the Occupy San Diego protests aimed at the the Bastards. "There was a really anti-establishment vibe, but still mellow. I mean, I know the whole thing was derivative of Occupy Wall Street, but we managed to give it a local feel, you know?"

But after a couple of days, says Avela, "we started to get the posers and the hangers-on showing up. People who weren't really anti-establishment, just not-yet-establishment. People who would happily spend their lives propping up the system, if only they could find a job. That's not protest, that's class envy. Lame."

"Now," he concludes, "the scene is just played out. Too much media attention, too little creative spark. The sell-out is coming, just like it always does. Give it a week, and it'll be called Twitter Presents: Occupy San Diego."

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