Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street National Day of Action: Live Updates From Downtown Manhattan
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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If these troublemakers dirsupt the “Thanksgiving Day Macy’s Parade” the angry backlash from Americans will be BIG.
Thanks for the Twitter feed.
Also got to remember that the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC is on tv that day. Plus security WILL BE HIGH, so this nonsense will not be tolerated by the OWS protesters.
Mostly media, police right now in Zuccotti Park. We need more numbers. Get down here. #OWS #N17
Cedar Street at Zuccotti is nothing but TV trucks. #OWS #N17
No, this “big” protest is today. So far, it’s underwhelming, but this bunch doesn’t adhere to the early-to-rise philosophy.
Hopefully this will end the protests once and for all today, sending the protesters HOME.
It's a quiet cab as we near #Zuccotti.
Isn’t today suppose to be their ‘day of rage’?
bless their hearts
This is the results of letting this BS do on so long and letting the criminals think they can get away with anything they want. The dimwits had better wake up soon and get this sh** under control or they will never win another election for the next 20 years.
But the Thanksgiving Day Parade is on NBC, so they’ll only cover the fleabaggers in a good light. Must be tolerant and open-minded, you know.
Who gives a crap! There’s the Ant, and the Grasshopper. I’m the Ant. My Ant army will crush these weaklings. Meanwhile, I think I’ll go play a round of golf. I’ve earned it!
Yeah, when they wake up, and get around to it. After tweeting for a while on their iPhones.
“...the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began...”
I couldn’t get past the beginning. An anniversary occurs once a year.
Saw a number of “occupier” types, a few with signs and banners, on the subway downtown this morning.
Yeah, these people are amazingly heroic in their own minds - they truly believe they’re having a revolution.
These last few months of seeing these protests brought memories of my childhood to mine and another time of protests. Plus also a time for a new silent majority come next November.