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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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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