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Occupy Wall Street National Day of Action: Live Updates From Downtown Manhattan
Village Voice ^ | 11/17/11 | Steven Thrasher

Posted on 11/17/2011 3:07:10 AM PST by M. Thatcher

Today is November 17, the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began. Protestors have declared today to be an International Day of Action, calling for people to "occupy their block," to "shut down Wall Street" starting at 7:00 AM, and to "occupy the subway" starting at 3:00 PM. We have been hearing that protestors, and the NYPD, will be amassing all over the city today, and will be live blogging dispatches from our own Village Voice staff writers Rosie Gray (@_rosiegray) and Nick Pinto (@macfathom), as well as photographer C.S. Muncy (@CSMuncyPhoto), who are on the scene through out lower Manhattan.

5:15 AM: From the anchor desk here in downtown Brooklyn, we hear a helicopter that sounds like it is heading towards Manhattan. Nick sends two pictures: this one appears to be on an NYPD roll call, just north of the Wall Street bull:

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Smaller crowd kettled near NYSE and getting ugly...


101 posted on 11/17/2011 5:33:13 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: M. Thatcher

Gathering @Pine & William.


102 posted on 11/17/2011 5:33:13 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Drango
The left is revolting.

Of course they are revolting, They're liberals!

103 posted on 11/17/2011 5:33:48 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Biggirl

And they’d never allow a victory mosque to be built at the site of the 9/11 attacks.

Nothing NYC does surprises me anymore.


104 posted on 11/17/2011 5:34:45 AM PST by Nickname
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To: rhubarbk

Skipping around to all the live feeds and this appears to be an epic fail. Crowds are small and disorganized. Fox said the cops out numbered the protesters for the most part.


105 posted on 11/17/2011 5:35:52 AM PST by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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Line at Starbucks full of protestors! lol


106 posted on 11/17/2011 5:37:10 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: buschbaby

Nassau & Pine Street.


107 posted on 11/17/2011 5:38:11 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Nickname

Speaking of 9/11, is the city still refusing to give St. Nicholas a permit to rebuild, anyone know?


108 posted on 11/17/2011 5:38:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Protesters now sitting in the street.


109 posted on 11/17/2011 5:38:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: JakeS

Chilean communist slogans now. ‘El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido.’ Sandinista turba tactics. TIE THIS RIGHT TO OBAMA’S ASS, Herman Cain make the TV ADS NOW targeting the silent majority in the GOP base on this street anarchy... NYPD God Bless You. Ready the pepper spray, guys. They think they can some how storm police barricades and attack NYSE.


110 posted on 11/17/2011 5:39:02 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (LAURA INGRAHAM'S in-the-tank for Romney, anti-Herman Cain SMEARS are about all I can take!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They’re going in circles, trying to get through to Wall Street, only coming across barricades.


111 posted on 11/17/2011 5:42:26 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: StAnDeliver

Protesters w/ “shields” trying to prevent people from walking by.


112 posted on 11/17/2011 5:45:20 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: M. Thatcher

For those that can’t get video feed- http://live.nydailynews.com/Event/Showdown_at_Zuccotti_Park_The_NYPDs_raid_on_Occupy_Wall_Street_NYC


113 posted on 11/17/2011 5:45:23 AM PST by LBG11
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To: M. Thatcher

From the bird’s eye stream I watched, if you discount the police and the media there looks to only be about maybe 50 actual protesters there....what a joke. What happened to the tens of thousands of people that were supposed to show up???


114 posted on 11/17/2011 5:45:44 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Watching them encounter the barricades, circle in disarray and scream makes me think of toddlers trying to escape a playpen. LOL They should have stopped when they were ahead, this is pathetic.


115 posted on 11/17/2011 5:45:58 AM PST by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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To: NMEwithin
What happened to the tens of thousands of people that were supposed to show up???

They're probably not awake yet. This thing was doomed as soon as they decided to start it at 0700.

116 posted on 11/17/2011 5:47:26 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: LBG11

another feed.

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


117 posted on 11/17/2011 5:47:32 AM PST by bbernard
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To: Drango
""The left is revolting."

"Well, of course they are revolting!"

118 posted on 11/17/2011 5:47:56 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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Beaver & Broad group gone ugly. They’re losing their cool as opening bell approaches and they can’t stop it. Police engagement.


119 posted on 11/17/2011 5:48:07 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: buschbaby

One regular person knocked down. Arresting going on...


120 posted on 11/17/2011 5:52:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: StAnDeliver

Beaver & Broad......you see that as well?


121 posted on 11/17/2011 5:54:30 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Woman w/ child in stroller was being pushed around by protesters.


122 posted on 11/17/2011 5:55:31 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: mewzilla

Good news, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas WILL be rebuilt, all the issues have been resolved.


123 posted on 11/17/2011 5:55:34 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: bbernard

from global rev. live feed, they are getting anxious. No one seems to know for sure what time the bell rings. Tweets are encouraging them to get violent. Pushing over the Bull seems to be the new goal. Cops appear to be protecting it. Seeing some pushing and shoving, some arrests are reported.


124 posted on 11/17/2011 5:56:03 AM PST by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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To: buschbaby

Crowd now formed @ Beaver Street.


125 posted on 11/17/2011 5:56:52 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Biggirl

That is some great news! Thx! :-)


126 posted on 11/17/2011 5:57:02 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: StAnDeliver

The need to call SWAT to Beaver Street.


127 posted on 11/17/2011 5:58:02 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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Fooling around with barricades on Broad, blocking in a cop car. Media is everywhere, like 1 photog for every 2 protestors.


128 posted on 11/17/2011 5:59:23 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: NoGrayZone

Crowd now formed, not allowing the Producers through.


129 posted on 11/17/2011 5:59:32 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: JakeS

so what did the banking industry do that was illegal, newbie? and why wasn’t anyone prosecuted?


130 posted on 11/17/2011 5:59:42 AM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Woohoo we now have a human chain (arms locked) and human megaphone going down. They are really getting serious now! This is sooo intimidating. LMAO


131 posted on 11/17/2011 6:01:39 AM PST by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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Additional LiveStream2 ... Not sure where this group is but they just engaged wall of riot police in pushing match...
132 posted on 11/17/2011 6:01:41 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: buschbaby

One just got dragged from the crowd and arrested!


133 posted on 11/17/2011 6:03:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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Back to Beaver & Broad group, police just cleared them out of Broad; ‘mic check’ groupthink called for move to Broadway & Wall but of course, everyone is doing their own thing.


134 posted on 11/17/2011 6:03:50 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: mewzilla
St. Nicholas-Ground Zero Issue Resolved, Church to Be Rebuilt!

Looks like it will be rebuilt.
135 posted on 11/17/2011 6:05:19 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: mewzilla

Your welcome!

Here is the WSJ article from October 15, 2011:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203914304576631450134160550.html


136 posted on 11/17/2011 6:05:27 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty; Biggirl

Thx for the links! :-)


137 posted on 11/17/2011 6:07:01 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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Arrests underway at various intersections/entrances around NYSE ...


138 posted on 11/17/2011 6:08:04 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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Beaver & Broad group discussing joining larger group getting arrested at Henry St. / Pine & William ...


139 posted on 11/17/2011 6:09:42 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: notdownwidems

Parasites now assaulting taxpayer, normal people on their way to jobs. The enemy within, folks. If they try to prevent trading, it is economic terrorism.No matter how small and pathetic a group. This is RICO territory.


140 posted on 11/17/2011 6:09:49 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (LAURA INGRAHAM'S in-the-tank for Romney, anti-Herman Cain SMEARS are about all I can take!!)
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To: M. Thatcher

Classic: A protester telling a cop they have a constitutional right to march down Wall Street and the cop responds, “You don’t have a constitutional right to infringe on other people’s rights”


141 posted on 11/17/2011 6:11:16 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Biggirl

And that article is really....hmmmmm....Size is smaller, PA kicking in money for infrastructure, role of the politicians....That is some interesting info to chew on.


142 posted on 11/17/2011 6:11:59 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: All

Looks like the begining of the end of the OWS movement.


143 posted on 11/17/2011 6:12:24 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Opening Bell delayed...protesters go nuts


144 posted on 11/17/2011 6:13:33 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Biggirl

I see the MSM is going with real tight shots in their video coverage. Gee, wonder why....


145 posted on 11/17/2011 6:13:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla

To make it look like there is more of these folks.


146 posted on 11/17/2011 6:14:29 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

There is a crawl at the bottom of the global rev. feed that says they have surrounded the NYSE. Can anyone confirm or deny that? There doesn’t appear to be a camera on Wall Street, or I can’t tell which one it is. (never been there)


147 posted on 11/17/2011 6:15:29 AM PST by buschbaby (....not witty enough to utilize this space)
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This kid is all excited about delaying the opening bell, not smart enough to realize opening bell is 22 minutes away...your public skrewl tax dollars at work...


148 posted on 11/17/2011 6:15:48 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: StAnDeliver

And they wonder why they can’t get ahead economically?


149 posted on 11/17/2011 6:16:57 AM PST by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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To: craig_eddy
Idiots on parade. Not smart enough to go to DC where the real criminals are.

Middle America backlash coming...democrats and libs going.

150 posted on 11/17/2011 6:19:35 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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