18.10.2011 § Leave a comment
from a facilitator of the GA in Oakland
“Today i was facilitating the general assembly at occupy oakland. minutes before the assembly the city gave us an extensive letter nit-picking a million demands they have of us ‘for our safety blah blah.’ it was way too last minute for us to incorporate it in the already long meeting so my co-facilitator and i decided we would just read it aloud and proposals should come the next day about how to respond. i read the whole thing while the assembly burst out in laughter and booed many of the demands. as i finished reading it all these people were yelling ‘burn it!! BURN IT!!’ before i knew it a dozen people rushed the stage, burned the letter from the city (in front of city hall mind you), and the whole general assembly broke out into the most beautiful of chaos with everyone cheering and jumping around. oakland, you are LEGIT.”
06.10.2011 § Leave a comment
MORE OF THE SAME–COPS BEAT UP PROTESTERS–NOW JOINED BY UNIONS AND STUDENTS WHO WALKED OUT
Even Fox News Reporters Get Beaten by NYPD–Best Fox News Report We’ve Read Yet
While covering the Occupy Wall Street protests on Wednesday night, Fox 5 photographer Roy Isen was hit in the eyes by mace from a police officer and Fox 5 reporter Dick Brennan was hit by an officer’s baton.
The protests on Wall Street continued to grow all day. The rallies and their participants are showing no signs of slowing down.
In the evening, crowds surged past barriers and NYPD officers moved in to contain the protesters. By many accounts, mayhem broke out.
Officers, many wearing white shorts indicating supervisor rank, swatted protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace, video from the scene showed.
Fox 5’s Isen and Brennan were there and witnessed the chaos. At one point, Brennan was hit in the abdomen by a police baton and Isen got irritant in his eyes. Both journalists were all right and continued to cover the protests and arrests.
Cops appeared to arrest dozens if not hundreds of protesters, but the final tally was not known.
During the day, unions and students joined the demonstrators. What was once a protest of powerful Wall Street financial firms and banks is growing into a larger movement about the working class, employment, poverty, education, and more.
Owners of Zucotti Park Real Estate Are Getting Annoyed, But What Can They Do?
‘The Pantry’ at Zuccotti Park: Not, probably, Brookfield’s ‘intended use.’
As hundreds, and on some days, thousands of protesters continue to camp out in the three-quarter-acre parcel of land in lower Manhattan known as Zuccotti Park, the real-estate company that owns the space is expressing growing annoyance.
“For more than two weeks, protestors have been squatting in the park,” said Brookfield Office Properties, the private owners of both the park, which by agreement with the city is open to the public, and One Liberty Plaza, the 54-story building to which the park is tied, in a statement released late yesterday.
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Suing City Over Brooklyn Bridge “Kettling”
Over the weekend, more than 700 protesters were arrested after Occupy Wall Street marched onto the Brooklyn Bridge. Protesters claimed that police lured them onto the roadway of the bridge, leading them there as an excuse to arrest en masse. The NYPD maintains that they warned protesters they would be arrested for blocking the street, but now protesters are suing the city, alleging that officers violated their constitutional rights by “kettling” them.
New MTA Announcement
NYPD Officer on Wall Street bragging “My little nightstick’s going to get a workout tonight”
FOR ARRESTEES CALL:
1st Precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
NYPD Central Booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
NYPD Internal Affairs: +1 (212) 741-8401
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) NEW-YORK or +1 (212) 374-3921