An Occupy Wall Street view from within the 1%
Fred Wilson is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures in New York City and the author of A VC, where a version of this article first appeared. I walked from the West Side Highway to Chinatown last weekend in the early afternoon. I passed not one, but two marches uptown to Times Square and walked along with them for a while. New York City is in the throes of the Occupy Wall Street protests. What was most noticeable to me was not the protestors and their signs and chants. It was the amount of police accompanying them. It was a massive show of force. And it was scary to see.