PHOTO ESSAY ~~ AN OCCUPATION WE CAN LIVE WITH

Wall Street under siege ….. FINALLY!
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On September 17th, 2011, approximately 2,000 of us marched on the Financial District. At twelve noon, a detachment of us marched on the head of Wall Street and formed a spontaneous blockade, prompting the New York Police Department to threaten arrest. Speakers including the Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping, and actress Rosanne Barr spoke on the steps of the American Indian Smithsonian Museum to the crowd, which included conscious rappers Lupe Fiasco and Immortal Technique.

Over 1,000 of us marched from Bowling Green Park amid heavy police presence, across the Financial District and chanting “Wall Street is our street” and “power to the people, not to the banks.” Many stayed at One Liberty Plaza, where later in the evening a meal was served and water was distributed. Song, dance, puppetry, and other art added cheer across the plaza.

Two thousand strong, we held a general assembly, based upon a consensus-driven decision-making process. Decisions were made for the group to occupy One Liberty Plaza in the Wall Street corridor through the evening, bedding down in sleeping bags and donated blankets. Another assembly is scheduled for 10 AM ET today.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choices to march on Wall Street to our decision to camp at One Liberty Plaza were decided through a consensus process by the group, for the group.

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Photos © by Bud Korotzer
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New York’s finest
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6 Comments

  1. jeanette3654 said,

    September 19, 2011 at 17:37

    And so it begins. This is exactly how the beginning of the end of the illegal Vietnam War started! Let’s keep it up!!! BTW, nice to see that the NYC fuzz are a bunch of lard asses!

  2. Grandes Unos said,

    September 19, 2011 at 19:21

    RON PAUL or else

  3. Dean said,

    September 19, 2011 at 19:35

    NYC cops (goons) “to serve and protect” criminals!

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