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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
These videos shows the violence of the NYPD against the peaceful protesters. It also shows the extreme levels the City of New York went to in order to silence the press. There is some overlap of the two videos but the second video shows the NYPD violence outside of the park.
November 15th, 2011: Mayor Bloomberg orders the NYPD to evict the protesters from Liberty Park. These are the voices of some of the last occupiers.
OWS Press Relations… By J.M. Smucker, Rebecca Manski, Karanja Gacuca, Linnea M. Palmer Paton, Kanene Holder, William Jesse Two months ago, just two hundred of us set up an encampment at Wall Street’s doorstep. Since then, Occupy Wall Street has become a national and even international symbol — with similarly styled occupations popping up in [...]