I am NOT making this up, Internet.
If authorities come to Mellon Green to break up the Occupy Pittsburgh encampment, the protesters have a plan to fight back — by rickrolling.
At a hearing this morning on an injunction to have the group ousted from the park owned by BNY Mellon, occupier Mike Lawson said the group decided to play the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” if confronted by authorities.
Second: Yes, this will get you taken seriously as a legitimate movement with legitimate demands.
Third: It’s not a Rickroll if YOU TELL THEM FIRST.
Fourth: You guys! Click this link to see a video about Occupy Pittsburgh but it’s not really a video about Occupy Pittsburgh. It’s Rick Astley’s video for Never Gonna Give You Up.
Fifth: Since they’re doing things that used to be cool, but aren’t anymore, I assume they’re working on a raging flash mob dance that includes planking.