All Hell Breaks Loose on Occupy Philadelphia Facebook Page
Total chaos is breaking out over at Occupy Philadelphia’s Facebook page. Either the administration went berserk or someone else—someone identifying himself as ‘Jay’—has hijacked the keys to the movement’s digital kingdom.
Posts have been fast and furious, full of ALL CAPS and curses. Many address Cindy Milstein, an activist based in San Francisco who has spoken at the rally.
The first bizarre post came at 1:20 p.m.:
“To the people of this fanpage, I(Jay) have removed all other admins for the time being. Truth is Philly there’s a major issue happening at City Hall. A national anarchist committee have integrated themselves and attempt to control the peaceful movement through violence. Please educate yourselves on Cindy Milstein she isn’t from Philadelphia she does not know the violence we endure everyday in our neighborhoods. This group of anarchist commit themselves to prey upon movements like ours. Please research. Again I willingly removed all other admins to preserve our movement in the purest form that it should remain.”
And that is the sound of the shit hitting the fan.
“Don’t you think the decision to ban other admins should first be agreed upon by those in attendance?” responded Naman Hampton. “So the Occupy Philly movement just died,” responded John Murphy.
“[Milstein] is also the lady who is trying to siphon donations from this site in the name of the institute she boards. She is from California, and not from Philly. She is preaching nothing but hate, and trying to make this a demonstration against the cops and not the banks,” wrote Sean Kitchen.
About 1:45, the mystery admin posted the following, along with a link to Cindy Milstein’s wikipedia page:
“Head facilitator at City Hall, Philadelphians how the fuck do we have someone from San Fran and Vermont telling us how to handle things in our god damn city!!!!!!!”
“That racist fight that occur at City Hall really did happen I apologize to the sisters for the behavior a few assholes.
please confirm the visual of tosh who called you the N word please notice the big A on his arm in this video”
“16,562 people will know the truth. Steve was kicked out of City Hall the other evening. “It was voted on” How can you vote on a free man and the decision of a free man. You started something that you will not finish.”
The number refers to the number of “likes” on the page, which is falling by the minute.
A final note:
“I am standing up for the free people, the people I spoke to last night under my mask. The people too scared to say THAT THE CURRENT FACILITATORS MUST GO AND A NEW TEAM MUST BE SET. You guys favor only your cause the people do not feel confident enough to speak to you. Why they all state that you do not listen. Now you will listen!”
PW has requested comment from Milstein.