Jeff Wattrick from MLive.com posted about his experience spending 24 hours at the Occupy Detroit encampment at Grand Circus Park. One can find his comments and reporting available on-line here.
It is too early to tell if the Occupy Detroit protests will spark some sort mass revolt or the birth of a Utopian society, as some at the protest hope it will. If history is any guide, however, it's doubt that such a thing will happen. However, if one continues to follow history as a guide, there is a very good chance that these protest rallies and encampments could lead to other benefits for Detroit and the rest of Michigan.
However, the Occupy Detroit protests have show a lot of Detroiters in their 20s and 30s how to organize themselves and get things done. The encampment, for example, has a multitude of services to enable it operate, as Mr. Wattrick pointed out. The protesters have learned how to get a lot done with minimal resources.
If nothing else, I think Occupy Detroit will bring a new group of leaders into Detroit's body politic. Based on the way the current crop of politicians are performing in this town, I have to say that's an improvement.