How The NYPD Tried And Failed To Cancel Christmas For Occupy Wall Street [View all]
According to DNAInfo.com, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without a plate heaped high with holiday treats — but it just wouldn’t be Occupy without an altercation with police, who caused a brief stir when they stopped volunteers with bags full of cookies and pies for a planned 3 p.m. Christmas potluck meal from entering the fenced-off square.”
Just like every other occasion when the NYPD and the one percent stood in Occupy Wall Street’s way, the movement of the 99% would not be denied. The protesters held their Christmas dinner on the sidewalk where they served a variety of Christmas treats, sang Christmas carols, and even took communion. It was a very Occupy Christmas attended by both the young and old, and not even the NYPD’s Dickens villanesque behavior could stop the inevitable.
The fact that the protesters came back on Christmas Day should send a shiver up the spines of the one percent. The one percent is hoping that out of sight equals out of mind of OWS, but the community remains. It doesn’t matter if they have to gather on one of a million sidewalks, Occupy Wall Street is still here. The movement has become entwined in the fabric of American politics. The one percent may have kicked some protesters out of some parks around the country, but the idea is still burning in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans.