“I'm a little uneasy about this one. The city is not on trial. To jump out, constantly, with Don't Come, Don't Help, Don't Offer, Detroit gets no help, no support, no money, and no information. That's the makings of an anti-movement. We call it stagnation. The occupy movement is citizens aiming to occupy an oppressive system, not the other way around. That occupation idea is exactly what people are fighting and so to make the "Detroit will not be Occupied" assertion is a misunderstanding of what the movement is all about. I understand and agree with the writer's sentiment about outsiders not understanding the city, but it shouldn't apply here. If it does apply, then this is not Occupy. It's something else.
How has Detroit moved beyond protests? If Detroit is beyond protesting, then there's no need for Occupy in the city. To say the city is beyond it means the citizens have control and can simply fix the problems.