WATCH: Occupy Dallas in 90 seconds

So Rich Lopez and I literally took a swing past the Occupy Dallas demonstration in front of the Federal Reserve Bank on Pearl Street during the lunch hour, and below is what we saw.

It starts off kinda slow, with us sitting at a red light on the Woodall Rodgers service road, and a lone Ron Paul supporter shouting through a megaphone in our direction. (Talk about getting co-opted!!!)

But hang in there because things get pretty intense as we make the turn onto Pearl and a Dallas police officer, noticing Rich with the Flip camera in the passenger seat, yells, “Let’s go! Let’s go!”

As you can see, there was a fairly solid line of demonstrators behind the barricades facing Pearl for an entire block, and when we complied with their demands to blow the horn, there was quite a response.

Consider Dallas occupied.

—  John Wright

Occupy Wall Street inspires similar events around the country next week, including Occupy Dallas

The Occupy Wall Street protest has inspired the planning of similar demonstrations around the country on Thursday, Oct. 6. The local events are listed on a website called Occupy Together. According to the site, Occupy events are planned in four Texas cities — Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. There’s also a Facebook page for the Occupy Dallas event, which will be outside the Federal Reserve Bank  at 2200 N. Pearl St.

So, how many of you gays are in?

—  John Wright