The question now is whether they can sustain the demonstration for any length of time. It will be beautiful again today. Can Occupy Richmond bring a large crowd out to protest in Kanawha Plaza?
As a benchmark, the Tea Party brought out about 1,200 to 1,500 for its 2010 Tax Day protest at the same site. That was a one time, heavily-hyped event, so to some extent it is comparing apples to oranges. But if Occupy RIchmond can't top that number during one of its peak periods, say from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, then the comparison is likely to be made and to the detriment of OR.
The Occupy Richmond demonstration continues its experiment in direct democracy and street theater today in Richmond's Kanawha Plaza.