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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:23 PM
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Occupy Indy... first arrest earlier today. Action happening now.
First OIndy is a small group. One of the discouraging things is it is a "vertical occupation" that is folks can stay all night but can not lay down to sleep.

Its had surges and set backs. Generator, no generator, new generator. The one thing it hasn't had is any shelter. Yesterday someone brought a patio umbrella.

Today an occupier was told to take it down, and was arrested for not doing so.

This afternoon the plan is for getting folks to the sight (on the State House lawn) - in short order (first heard of the arrest around 12:30).

I understand it is to be a nonviolent protest of the situation. The main livestream was yanked, and several other livestreams for Occupy Indy have sprung up. If this goes live - I will post the address and ask any who can to jump on and watch, even if for a short moment, and type some words of encouragement to the Indy Occupiers.

Active livestream.com/IndyOccupied
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:27 PM
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1. kick
small group, press and police are present.

www.livestream.com/indyoccupied
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:35 PM
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2. It's getting cold.
Why don't they use some of their money to rent a warehouse or other building (a storefront or garage, maybe?) and set it up as a "warming station" that could, in effect, be used as a dormitory? That would keep the people who have nowhere to live nearby close to the action, without pissing off the cops and causing public agita. If they have zoning trouble, get some minister to call it a church.

They need to start thinking "different" on this shit. Fighting the police is not earning them fans. All attention is not good attention.

The focus needs to be on corporate corruption, unseemly government - Wall Street shenanigans, JOBS and economic parity.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:48 PM
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7. That's what I was wondering too.
One shift can sleep in the "home base" while the other shift can go out and sit or stand where the occupy area is.


I thought at least in NY someone would have donated a space. Or they could use the space the union gave them to use for storage.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:37 PM
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3. Gotta keep up appearances for Super Bowl, don't ya know?
Wouldn't want any visitors to be insulted by the sight of unemployed hippies. So sick of hearing about all the "improvements" being made here.

It's been good enough for the resident taxpayers for years, but while ignoring the schools, homeless, hungry, and unemployed, they've been able to come up with millions to spend on appearances.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:43 PM
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5. Ya and all the bills that have been wracked up on us
for new stadiums, etc. Many are pretty tired of the SuperBowl planning already. Course if the Colts were doing better some might feel differently.
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:42 PM
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4. Keep it up Hoosiers!
:kick:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:59 PM
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6. thanks all - our little demonstration was picked up by global livestream
thanks for your support.

The state police has been in contact, and they have said there will be NO arrests this afternoon per the umbrella.

News crews have been out. Small police presence - and even the obligatory undercover instigator.

wait... the police just left!
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