“A New York City Police officer stands in the street as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march during what protest organizers called a “Day of Action” in New York November 17, 2011.
Anne Hathaway Joins Large Occupy Wall Street Crowd At Union Square
Anne Hathaway took time off of her new film, The Dark Knight Rises, to protest with the 99%.
She held a sign that said “Blackboards Not Bullets.” On the back is “Never Trust Millionaires—especially Italian ones.”
In 2008 Anne Hathaway broke up with her disgraced boyfriend after learning he was being charged with check fraud. Soon after he was charged again wire fraud and money laundering.
87-year-old Occupy protester can't get arrested #ows
“NEW YORK — Among the hordes of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Frances Goldin stands out: the 87-year-old literary agent and activist has a tuft of purple hair and carries a sign that reads, “I’m 87 and mad as hell.”
She may not look like the typical Zuccotti Park demonstrator, but Goldin, who has demonstrated for the rights of the disenfranchised for decades, believes in the mission to close the income equality gap and to promote social justice.
“I’ve been arrested nine times for civil disobedience; I want to be arrested 12 times,” Goldin said Thursday. “And I was sure I’d be arrested today, but the cops were determined because of the bad publicity for them, to not arrest an 87-year-old woman.”
“I said [to an officer], ‘What if I socked you in the eye?,’ and he said, ‘I’d give you a free shot,’” Goldin said. “‘Well, what if I kneed you in the groin?,’ and he said, ‘No, you’re not going to get arrested!’”~More from MSNBC Thanks to Epic
“As soon as I’m let out of jail, I’ll be right back here and they’ll have to arrest me again.” – Ray Lewis (retired Philly Police Captain)
Occupy wall street- its not a movement its a fucking sign of the times. Its sign of change but which way will it swing? Shall the police take over as dogs to the corporate government and come barking at our doors at 1AM with black bags to put over our heads? Or will American’s sing the freedom song and help break oppressive chains else where (and not be oppressive our selves?) Anyways listen to what good odle Capt’n Ray has to say.
Occupy Chill (via LATimes) #occupyLA #n17
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
#occupychi Occupyin’ LaSalle St. Bridge Chicago ~occupythisheart
#OccupyChicago Participates in National Day of Action #n17
“A crowd of several hundred people snaked through the loop during the Thursday evening rush, causing headaches for commuters and, at times, catching police off-guard.
After speeches and a rally at the Thompson Center, a sit-down protest on the La Salle Street Bridge and a gathering outside the Chicago Board of Trade, protesters headed eastward toward Grant Park during the 6 p.m. hour.
Chicago police said a portion of Michigan Avenue, between Jackson and Van Buren streets, was closed to vehicular traffic so the demonstrators could pass through.
The about-face the demonstrators made at the Chicago Board of Trade seemed to take officers by surprise. Thursday’s entire demonstrations had been previously coordinated between the groups and officials.
The event is similar to those happening in more than 30 cities across the country in a national “Day of Action” commemorating two months since the start of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
Forty-five protesters were taken away by police, but not handcuffed, after a peaceful, 30 minute sit-in demonstration on the La Salle Street Bridge.”~NBCChicago
Retired Philly Police Captain Ray Lewis arrested at #OWS this morning participating in civil disobedience.
- Photo by Lauren Thorpe
#ows Day of Action #n17 video footage from ustream of today’s events
Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of lower Manhattan this morning, two months to the day after Occupy Wall Street protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park. At least 175 people were arrested during the morning in a concerted action to shut down New York’s financial district. Watch this video produced by Francis Reynolds to see one large group of protesters arrested on the corner of Williams and Pine streets for civil disobedience.
Also, Tim Pool UStream is back up: http://www.ustream.tv/TheOther99
Short answer: Looks like it.
Two days after their dramatic eviction from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street roared back to life Thursday with colossal force on its citywide “Day of Action,” leading to mass arrests and violent clashes with an overwhelming police presence.
At least 242 protesters were collared by the end of the day, and at least seven NYPD officers were hospitalized with injuries as thousands of protesters marched throughout lower Manhattan, the NYPD told amNewYork. At least five protesters were charged with felony assault.
“This is a 100% success. Everybody in the world has heard us today,” said Anup Desai, a press liaison for Occupy Wall Street. “The entire world is listening now, and we’re only going to get bigger. This is only the beginning of many, many more movements.”
Confrontations with police quickly turned violent after protesters tried returning to a barricaded Zuccotti Park following an early morning protest on Wall Street.