Unless you were under a rock all day (or at your job away from a computer working) you're aware that the Occupy Wall Street movement carried out their much anticipated comeback rally today, with events across the country marking "May Day." The Blaze has covered the event extensively, which is in association with "International Workers' Day" originating in mid-1800s Australia. Occupiers had planned to carry out a general strike for the 99 percent with no work, no school, no banking and no shopping, to defend foreclosed homes, and educate one another during a celebration/protest throughout the day.
Did things go as planned for Occupy? "Real News" opened Tuesday discussing what the panel had gathered from the day's protest thus far, and what it means for the current status of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The Blaze's national security editor and author of "Occupy: American Spring" Buck Sexton was on the scene and reported to the show Tuesday that among other factions, the OWS 'black bloc.' The 'black bloc' is a particularly violent and vandal-ridden faction of the movement known for purposely destroying private property and clashing with law enforcement.
"These guys say they want to bring about revolution America, they want to collapse capitalism here at home, they do not accept government authority," said Sexton. "That's really the underlying premise of who they are and what they believe."
Sexton witnessed some in this group already being arrested early in the day.
When asked, Sexton would not declare "May Day" a "success" for Occupy Wall Street, but affirmed it was "what they promised."
"They were violent, they were pretty crazy, and they were able to get all this together, so I think they are something that we unfortunately are going to have to keep dealing with."
When asked by Will Cain if "May Day" has done anything to make the movement's message more decipherable, Buck rebuked.
"It's just sloganeering."