Concerned citizens deliver a letter to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 4 demanding that he hold a public hearing regarding the federal bank fraud investigation he co-chairs. Arrests are made. FtheBanks.org
NYC, March 22: Night Four of the Occupation of Union Square. As has become a nightly ritual, NYPD closes the park at midnight with a show of brutal force, barricading off the steps, and in an echo of the eviction of Zucotti Park, use as a rationale a cleansing of the park sanitation workers testify [...]
NYC, March 24: Occupy Wall Street stages a protest against the suppression of the movement, and of police brutality, surveillance and infiltration. Demand are made for the resignation of Police Commissioner Ray Kelley and justice for slain teenager Trayvon Martin. 600 people rally in Zuccotti Park and march to Union Square, at times taking the [...]
Early on the morning of March 21, the third night of Occupy Union Square and the first day of spring, the 99% push back against NYPD aggression and hold their ground against an illegal midnight closing of the park.
Liberty Plaza is violently raided by NYPD officers seeking to prevent citizens from gathering freely to celebrate the six-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
NYC, March 17: The NYPD had already violently cleared Zuccotti Park, ending celebrations of Occupy Wall Street’s six-month anniversary. From behind barricades, Occupiers demand that the police provide medical treatment for a woman beaten by police and having gone into convulsions. Police push back the crowd the distance of another block, provoking panic by repeatedly [...]
February 29, 2012: Occupy protesters observing the national Shut Down The Corporations Day of Action begin to set up a “Food Bank” to give away food outside a Bank of America branch. They begin to set up an awning to protect the food from the pouring rain, but police seize the awning, and quickly clear [...]
December 17, 2011: Occupy Wall Street teams up with artists, musicians and faith leaders to demand a space for public expression and to seek sanctuary in an unused lot owned by Trinity Church, an institution that has shown support for the movement despite its strong ties to Wall Street. Episcopal Bishop George Packard is the [...]