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.
Just got back from a whole week in NYC. Took off a week of school to go and document Occupy Wall st. I have been following this movement, before it even began, look back to my August 14th post about the year’s global “reconstruction, riots & revolts, protests & general assemblies” in which i lastly mention everyone should keep an eye this call to occupy wall street. My intuition told me to go, after spending much time covering Occupy Detroit and watching the occupy movement go global- i knew i needed to go to the origin of the movement.
I planned this trip around Halloween as i knew something special would be happening at the occupation and in New York in general. More photos and info to come.. but for now, my favorite batch of photos: Occupy Wall Street meets Halloween
See more photos from Occupy Detroit at my flickr set