Wall Street "Crime Scene, Do Not Cross" (photos #TakeWallStreet #OccupyWallStreet)
Some more photos from #sept17 and #sept18 #quality…
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Riot policemen shield themselves from rocks thrown by protesters they approach the entrance of a factory of Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co. Ltd. in Haining, Zhejiang province September 17, 2011. Hundreds of villagers in east China’s Zhejiang Province protested for the third day on Saturday at the solar panel manufacturer, which is a subsidiary of a New York-listed firm, over concerns about its harmful wastes, Xinhua News Agency reported.
A girl swims outside houses affected by floods in Ayutthaya province, nearly 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok September 17, 2011. Monsoon rains, floods and mudslides in Thailand have killed at least 98 people since July, including a French tourist, authorities said on Friday, posing a test for the new government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.~Reuters
Riot police fight with demonstrators during a protest against the Italian Northern League party in downtown Venice September 17, 2011.
The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world
“We need deeper changes to our financial system, or tent cities of people angry at corporate greed will keep appearing
On Saturday 17 September, many of us watched in awe as 5,000 Americans descended on to the financial district of lower Manhattan, waved signs, unfurled banners, beat drums, chanted slogans and proceeded to walk towards the “financial Gomorrah” of the nation. They vowed to “occupy Wall Street” and to “bring justice to the bankers”, but the New York police thwarted their efforts temporarily, locking down the symbolic street with barricades and checkpoints.
Undeterred, protesters walked laps around the area before holding a people’s assembly and setting up a semi-permanent protest encampment in a park on Liberty Street, a stone’s throw from Wall Street and a block from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Three hundred spent the night, several hundred reinforcements arrived the next day and as we write this article, the encampment is rolling out sleeping bags once again. When they tweeted to the world that they were hungry, a nearby pizzeria received $2,800 in orders for delivery in a single hour. Emboldened by an outpouring of international solidarity, these American indignados said they’d be there to greet the bankers when the stock market opened on Monday. It looks like, for now, the police don’t think they can stop them. ABC News reports that “even though the demonstrators don’t have a permit for the protest, [the New York police department says that] they have no plans to remove those protesters who seem determined to stay on the streets.” Organisers on the ground say, “we’re digging in for a long-term occupation.”~Read more from the guardian
The day the people took back Wall Street — in pictures
“On September 17, thousands of outraged Americans marched on Wall Street and occupied parts of Lower Manhattan. These are the images of Day 1 & 2.” Click the title to have a look at Roarmag’s photo report of #sept17 and #sept18 of #occupywallstreet