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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Crowd’s pretty shrimpy. Note to lefties: You wanted sheeple, you got sheeple. You’ll have to keep paying them to protest.
Whoever rings the bell should give these losers the finger.
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"
--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."
"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."
...ya pink commie jackweasils.
The Other 99 is reporting that a Philadelphia police captain arrested by NYPD... unconfirmed at this time.
The people at your live link are funny. Just screaming at the cops and the cops just stand there and nod and stand, look at each other, nod and stand.
what link are you watching?
“I couldnt get past the beginning. An anniversary occurs once a year.”
Yes, but but.. if we make them wait a whole year, that would hurt their “self esteem” and that’s not nice. /s
yeah...I give the cops a lot of credit for their restraint
I was watching cbs helicopter, but looks like they’re not on anymore.
This one is right down in the action:
Guy on ustream says that crowd was bigger an hour ago with more push back. Not so much right now.
Business guy said, “You guys are just here to be here.” Funny. “What are you guys fighting. Others fought for women’s rights or blacks rights, what are you fighting for?”
9:30am no delay in opening bell.
That repeating crap and those wiggling fingers kill me.
IMHO, your post is dead on balls accurate.
Enjoy the wind and rain, you commie b*stards...
CNBC sound “off” but Jim Cramer is on the floor of the NYSE. He looks amazingly calm. Dow off a bit. So much for storming the Bastille today.
I am predicting this thing is going to devolve in to chaos and violence in about an hour.
Carl Marx on wannabe revolutionaries:
If they were going to take over the railway station....they would buy platform tickets
excellent background music to accompany history repeating while waiting for history to repeat on U-Tube
global rev was interviewing a ‘family’ - parents and two little kids. Asked what the sign said. One side says, “Please don’t mace our kids”, when asked what other side says the father didn’t want to show it but quickly flipped it over, all I could read was “Wall St. sh*ts”.... they did not want to show the dirty side to the camera. Such upstanding parental roll models.
That’s what drove the Manson ‘Family’ as well. There is a lot of rhetoric coming from the OWS-ers that are eerily familiar. Especially the use of the word ‘pigs’.
Guy on Ustream channel 2 claims around 500-600 with about 40 arrests.
all over in 175 post...LOL
On one of their “chats” they think they are the reason the market is moving down at the moment.
That repeating crap and those wiggling fingers kill me.
I see in their chat here: http://www.livestream.com/occupynyc
they are saying having the opening day bell ring late is a BIG accomplishment.
How so? It still rang and business as usual.
Chant right now:
“Show me what a police state looks like”
“This is what a police state looks like”
Now chanting “Mic Check”. “Each intersection will chant four times and then it will rotate around the four corners of the intersection.” 21,500 viewers on globalrevolution.com Ustream is at 12,000 viewers.
“Remove the sign you just put up or we will remove it.”
Not sure what this means, but chanting “Bloomberg’s offense”
Estimating 250-350 here.
If their stated goal was to prevent the NYSE from opening, it doesn't look like they were awfully successful.
It also looks like it's going to be raining in another hour in NYC. Let's see how cold and wet they're willing to be for "The Revolution".
Don’t blame ya’. The ‘speaking with platitudes’ crap is really grating. Ugh! They need to ‘get over themselves’.
OCCUPY THE BROOKLYN ZOO!!! (Sorry couldn’t resist...)
I’d like to see them try to “occupy” the lion and tiger cages! Those poor caged animals.
They are too stupid to know that the market opens at 9:30.
Yep. The little commies are so up to date with Wall St and the market that they don’t even know that the bell ringing at 9:30AM EST is not late but RIGHT ON TIME.
Marching to Broadway going on right now.
True. I had no idea it rang on time/as scheduled.
This is such a bust. The city said they were expecting tens of thousands of people?
It doesn’t look like one thousand showed.
“All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street”
In your opinion, what would the gov’t and banking industry do to “straighten up”??? Everyone recognizes there are HUGE problems, BUT the major difference is that there are two world-views when it comes to what needs to be done to “fix” it...
The folks at Wall St. today (OWS’ers) believe in a socialist/communistic approach to the problems - FORCING the government to re-distribute wealth to the “less fortunate”, and to nationalize all markets and commerce to be controlled by the Federal Government as a central authority.
Rumor that an LRAD is going to be deployed. NYPD deployed one earlier in the week, reporter is saying.
Pardon me, but what is LRAD?
I wonder if Che would have liked Starbucks?
I’d deploy the big FDNY fire hoses and really make an impact.
You’re welcome. :-)
I would much rather follow this woman than that OWS commie protest.
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