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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:19 PM

 

Wall Street: #Occupied (currently!)

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Published: Tuesday 10 April 2012

For the first time since our movement against economic inequality and political corruption began, over 40 Occupiers are literally occupying Wall Street near the corner of Broad across from the New York Stock Exchange.
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For the first time since our movement against economic inequality and political corruption began, Occupy Wall Street is literally occupying Wall Street. As of 3am eastern time, over 40 Occupiers are sleeping on Wall Street near the corner of Broad across from the New York Stock Exchange. Everyone angry at the greed of the financial system is encouraged to bring a sleeping bag! Follow on Twitter: #SleepOnWallSt, #SleepfulProtest. Update: Just before 8am Eastern, NYPD arrived with zipties and informed the protesters they had to be out of the way. Occupiers are engaging with stock traders, tourists, workers, and other folks in the financial district and plan to hold an assembly in Liberty Square later.
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On April 6, NYPD gathered once again for the nightly ¨eviction theater¨ only to find Occupiers had moved to the sidewalks and erected a sign declaring their legal right to do so. When police moved in arrest them, Occupiers on livestream read the law permitting sleeping on sidewalks as political protest. In Metropolitan v. Safir, the U.S. District Court covering New York City ruled that ¨ the First Amendment of the United States Constitution does not allow the City to prevent an orderly political protest from using public sleeping as a means of symbolic expression." The police backed down. The tactic quickly became a model for other Occupations. Occupy DC can be found sleeping outside of a Bank of America near their old encampment at McPherson Square, while Occupy Philadelphia have taken their message and sleeping bags to Wells Fargo on Chestnut Street, near occupied Independence Mall.

Now, the tactic has been applied to, finally, occupy Wall Street.

These bank protests are part of the latest wave of the spring resurgence of Occupy leading up to a major day of demonstration and a General Strike on May 1st. From the Chicago Spring to recent attempted re-occupations in San Francisco, Minneapolis, and many other places, as long as banks keep taking our homes and receiving massive public bailouts from corrupt governments, we will make our discontent known by making our new homes right in front of them.

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http://www.nationofchange.org/wall-street-occupied-1334071628

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Reply Wall Street: #Occupied (currently!) (Original post)
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 OP
Zorra Apr 2012 #1
Cleita Apr 2012 #2
me b zola Apr 2012 #3
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #4
Royal Sloan 09 Apr 2012 #5
Zalatix Apr 2012 #6
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Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #7
unionworks Apr 2012 #8
deacon_sephiroth Apr 2012 #9
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #10
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #11
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #12
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #13
Huey P. Long Apr 2012 #14
WHEN CRABS ROAR Apr 2012 #15
Hell Hath No Fury Apr 2012 #16
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #18

Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. HUGE K&R!!!

☮ccupy!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:28 PM

2. K&R

Go! Occupy!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:30 PM

3. K&R

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:43 PM

4. occupy, and thank you for the kicks. -eom

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:10 PM

5. k & r , nt

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

6. LOL ROTFLMAO!!! Well done, Occupy!!!

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:09 PM

7. .

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:10 PM

8. Go! Go! GO!

 

This is what they are afraid of!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:16 PM

9. Occupy! n/t

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:16 PM

10. pic-

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:18 PM

11. Started a teach-in w/tourist high schoolers

 

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· Close Open Details Started a teach-in w/tourist high schoolers - until #NYPD made them move for blocking the sidewalk #sleeponwallstreet http://pic.twitter.com/LpgLu69L

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Response to Huey P. Long (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

13. Lt. Keegan no like General Strike, lol!

I followed another livestream until about 5am Eastern, and there were concerns through the night/early am about the police moving in to clear the Occupiers out.

At one point there were 5 NYPD vans on one corner and 2 on another, and police seemed to be conferring and considering their next move. There also were rumors that wash trucks were on the way to hose the sidewalks.

I'm glad they made it through the night. #OCCUPY!




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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

15. Occupy everywhere!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:55 PM

16. How cool!

 

There in spirit!

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:58 PM

17. K&R

 

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Response to Huey P. Long (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 04:31 PM

18. M1GS = May 1 General Strike




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