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On The Second Anniversary Of Occupy, Honolulu Protests Still Going Strong 


On the second anniversary of the original Occupy protests in New York City’s Zucotti Park Sept. 17, Honolulu protesters marked their 682nd continuous day of 24-hour vigil at the corner of Ward and Beretania avenues, making it the longest-running Occupy encampment in the U.S.

On the anniversary, only Sugar Russel and Lucas “Luana” Miller were at the collection of tents and backpacks, though that number swells and ebbs at any time on any given day with various Occupy members and their guests. They were kind enough to talk with me about their experience as long-term protesters, and how their time at Ward and Beretania has changed their outlook...