It's a movement that took the nation by storm. Abilene was no different. And one of the organizers of the Occupy Abilene movement, who wishes to stay anonymous, says people shouldn't be so quick to judge.
"I've got a job. I work 40-50 hours a week. I'm a veteran. I personally can't speak for all of Occupy, but i don't advocate handouts," he explained. "I think people should work for what they have."
And the creator of the Abilene movement said he is simply doing what he feels is his responsibility.
"I love this country, I think it could be a lot better than what it is now. And I'm doing my part for the economy and i would say, civic-ally," he said.
Though the turnout was small for most demonstrations such as the one here at the post office in downtown Abilene on May Day, the organizers of occupy Abilene still feel they made an impact.
"If nothing else, I think we at least got some people talking about some of the issues. I know we didn't have a lot of hands on support, but the demonstrations that we did have got a lot of honks, a lot of waves," he explained. "We had our supporters. And we had our detractors too."
Even a small impact is considered a win for the movement organizer.
"I know the impact is going to be small, especially in a setting like this. But if I even change one person's perspective, I consider this a success," he said.