That seems like a very low number considering the allegedly large numbers of disenfranchised people who are still in Houston after having been driven out of Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina, and who, I believe, are cut off from government funding at this late date. But, this crowd obviously does not include them. Perhaps those folks have been living below the radar for so long they’ve learned how to play it. Perhaps they recognized their powerlessness whilst herded into the New Orleans sports arena.
On the other hand, if this were the lower and underclasses, they would not yet even have any union, political or media support.
On the third hand, if these Wall Street occupiers don’t make some headway, the “lower classes” may be the next to take up the civil discontent flag in their own last-ditch fashion; ie., riots.
The newly disenfranchised “middle class” folks are experiencing a shock to their system.
Oh, look. The bankers have come out, coffee cups in hand, to see the crowd. Like a little circus that is performing in the square for their amusement.