The protesters seem mostly harmless. There's a very 1960's feel about them, including a topless young lady. "She doesn't have implants," a friend observed. Clearly she's spent too much of her life demonstrating bra-less. (The demonstrator, not my friend, I hasten to add!) The protesters have a system of public speaking whereby a person says a few words and the crowd repeats them so others can hear. This is forced on them by the banning of loudspeakers. Approval of a speaker is expressed by making wiggly rain signs with your hands. I followed one General Assembly meeting. After an hour they'd democratically agreed to set up two more committees. All very "Life of Brian." After that I went off to give a lecture on derivatives to some bankers.
When in the States I sometimes like to watch Fox News. It reminds me how lucky I am to live in a country where the broadcast media isn't incentivized to manipulate the news. I also like to watch old men in make-up ranting about homosexuals.