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Different walks of life represented at Occupy Vancouver

first_imgThe estimated 700 participants in Saturday afternoon’s Occupy Vancouver protest and march came from backgrounds that transcended easy categorizations on age, occupational status — or even their specific reason for attending.However, what united the masses that congregated at Esther Short Park was a collective, if generalized, sense that America had stumbled down the wrong path and needed to curb its corporate and political greed, in order to prevent ruin.Here are portraits of five people who reflect the different concerns and similar frustrations among Occupy Vancouver’s demonstrators.“ZOMBIE STATE OF MIND”In the time it would take Ms. Pac-Man to eat all the dots in a maze, Ana Jordache realized higher education’s costs would provide a major obstacle to her post-high-school dreams of becoming a doctor. The cost of higher education, the influence of the nation’s most affluent one percent and her generation’s love of video games were among the influences the 19-year-old Fort Vancouver High alum used to create an eye-catching image of discontent.On Jordache’s sign, Ms. Pac-Man prepared to eats dots and then a monster with a $ sign inside each. Above the images were the words “GAME OVER.”last_img read more