Rapping billionaire prepares for Occupy the Rose Parade

By Muriel Kane
Friday, December 30, 2011 21:29 EDT
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The Occupy protesters who have received a go-ahead to add their unofficial “human float” to the tail end of the traditional Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday are busy rehearsing for the grand event.

“All we’re trying to do is use this event, a historical piece of Americana that is becoming increasingly militarized and corporatized, to get our message out to millions of people,” one of the organizers told Reuters back in November.

Now they’ve put together a 70-foot long Occupy Octopus, made entirely of recycled plastic bags, that “represents Wall Street’s stranglehold on political, cultural and social life, with tentacles ‘that reach into your pocket to get your money.’”

And — oh, yes — there will also be a rapping billionaire.

This video was uploadedto YouTube by SGVNews on December 29, 2011.

Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane
Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane
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