Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng of activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement, hitting them with a baton. A video posted hours later to YouTube shows the officer wielding the baton with two hands — like a baseball bat — as he swings at and strikes the demonstrators. At one point, a woman can be heard shrieking in the background.
Protestors camped out at UNM on Monday night at what they called “Camp Coyote” at University and Central.
Here are some dramatic photos taken from October 1, 2011… the day that Occupy Wall Street protested on the Brooklyn Bridge and 700+ people were arrested.
The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street protests. This video comes courtesy of Kyle Christopher from OccupyWallSt.org‘s media team.
“Forget the politicians. the politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporation. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying, to get what they want.
We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.
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More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police.
The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said.
Update: Monday, October 17th, 2011:
Occupy Albuquerque had a very successful protest on Saturday, October 15th, in solidarity with #ows and #globalchange. Upon my arrival at the protest point, which was Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill on Central Ave, there were hundreds already gathered. The crowd swelled to between 700-800 people and was a glorious site! Every age, race, religion and socioeconomic background was present! In the true Albuquerque Southwestern tradition, it was an Occupy Fiesta! This video I filmed and created shows the phenomenon which occurred this day. For photos of this day, please visit my photo site: MotleyPhotos.net More…
New coverage came out of the police officer who pepper sprayed Occupy Wall Street protesters without any provocation. The officer has been identified as DI Anthony Bologna, and his personal details have been released online by Anonymous. There is now video evidence of DI Bologna pepper spraying peaceful protesters on two separate occasions.
As Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their second week, over 80 people have been arrested, and police brutality has escalated. Many protesters say the mainstream media is in a blackout, since many corporate networks sleep in the same bed with Wall Street.
As the Occupy Wall Street demonstration enters its 12thday in New York City – and as progressive activists protest in cities across the country – Bay Area residents are preparing for a mass mobilization on the streets of San Francisco tomorrow afternoon (Thurs/29), targeting financial institutions and other entities that they blame for the economic plight of the average American.
UPDATE: Friday, October 7th, 2011
Many of the links on the OccupyTogether.org are bad – plus they keep changing the site around so it is becoming rather difficult to maneuver. Therefore, I have gone through each state on Facebook and located some of the key Facebook pages. I am sure there are more, but these are good starting places. See list below. If you would like your community added, please leave a comment with link.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protest is entering its second week. Demonstrators said Saturday they were protesting against bank bailouts and the mortgage crisis; some also held signs decrying Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, who was put to death Wednesday for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer.
I was curious to see how this event would play out, so I shot from 8pm to 10pm on September 17 at the General Assembly in Zuccotti Park. I was touched by the sense of community, and impressed by the level of cooperation and discipline among the occupiers.
Below is a video of news coverage out of Egypt on the protests on Wall Street. The coverage is in Arabic, but I am posting because at 5:44 minutes into it, there is footage of the police on a bullhorn ordering the protesters to leave otherwise they will be arrested. Does it not say in our First Amendment:
“Amendment I: Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”