After walking through Waikiki from Diamond Head, I met the Occupy Honolulu demonstrators by the Halekulani Hotel and joined them, retracing my steps back through Waikiki to the Gandhi statue in Kapiolani Park.
It was great fun to find many friends I had not seen in a long time among the large and enthusiastic crowd, chanting: "Show me what democracy looks like/THIS is what democracy looks like!" And another favorite: "Whose streets? OUR streets!” Many people driving by honked their horns in support, adding to the joyful cacophony in the street.
The rally ended in the park in the shade of banyan trees where volunteers had set up a table with sandwiches and salads. Besides a cooler of water, someone had provided a bunch of coconuts, as well.
People ate and visited, while a couple of guys played guitar and ukulele. It looked like a big gathering of family and friends, wonderfully friendly and laid back.
I left before the General Assembly, planned for 3:00 PM. I had a great day!