City fights insults with song, togetherness and helicopter – City wins

The background here is that in 2011 Newsweek / Newsweak, whichever you prefer, listed Grand Rapids in the USA as one of many dying cities []. They may have had some legitimate points to make but Grand Rapids folk didn’t like it one bit. They were insulted, their city was insulted. They weren’t going to take this lying down. So they took to the streets in numbers and sang and walked about creatively and stuff. This is one of my favourite pieces of direct action – before the ‘occupy everything’ movement got into full swing. Love the spirit of this. Lifts heart. Gives hope. Encourages group activity with purpose. Says No! to lazy, cheap, hardhearted critcism. Enjoy!