(captions to come) Semesters done, good final grades- amazing semester. I’ll have to say more on that, but I’m going on a Road Trip down to Nashville in 4 hours, at 5am.
Until then, the last bit of my day shooting in Central Park, Nov. 19.
Part three of my series of Occupy Wall St Nov. 17 Global Day of Action:
After protesters broke free of the standoff with police over getting in or out of Zuccotti, the occupiers marched 2.4 mi to Union Sq for the student protest rally. The NYPD marched beside the protesters in the street kicking most on the sidewalk. At Union Sq a hundreds met in solidarity for students and educators. After The students took to the streets and completely stopped traffic. Look outs ran ahead to see what streets the police had barricaded to control the direction of the protesters.
(we waited for the crowd to move along, then got onto the subway to Foley Sq)
An estimated 30,000 people convened in Foley Sq. A sea of protesters each with different signs and reasons to participate in OWS’s Global Day of Action. A long police barricaded-off path was created for protesters marching to the Brooklyn Bridge. This time OWS community supporters helped with NYPD to keep protesters on the legal foot path bridge.
There unexpectedly, a slide of projections appeared on the Verizon Wireless building overlooking the Bridge. 99% flashed on the building, along with a mic check, in which the projection had the occupiers on the Brooklyn Bridge sing Happy Birthday to the two-month old Occupy Wall St movement.
Some protesters, tired with miles in their soles took the subway home, many- in true fashion- attended the General Assembly.
Nov. 15’s eviction was just a step in the evolution of this movement, as many sign read “you can’t evict an idea.”
Images from the early afternoon on Occupy Wall St’s Nov. 17 Global Day of Action. From Zuccotti Park to the fight to march down Wall St and back to the park where a cat and mouse game ensued with the NYPD barricades and the Occupiers. It was a game of strategies before the thousands of occupiers left Zuccotti and marched 2.4 miles to Union Sq.
Halloween fell on a Monday this year. I planned my nyc trip around Halloween, before i even knew about the Village Halloween Parade. this annual parade brings thousands, and i mean thousands of people together in Greenwich Village for a huge Halloween parade, anyone can be in the parade if they are in a costume, hundreds of puppets are made for the event as well as floats and different cars for projecting music.
Everyone i knew in nyc was at work or in class, so i headed there by myself. Ended up meeting some people on the subway and hung out with them the whole night. We climbed like 4 barricades to get into the parade, found our way into a speakeasy, watched the masked occupiers collect in Union square with the Halloween parade, went to the gun bar, and managed to find our way into a two story rooftop gay club.