Far from giving up, #OccupyWallStreet has taken it’s fight to the internet while sleeping in city churches and community centers and continuing to hold General Assembly meetings in Liberty Plaza. Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s early morning raid almost two weeks ago, occupiers remain nimble and continue to turn out crowds. Matt Harvey visits the Plaza to report on the aftermath.
The brutal reaction of police towards #occupywallstreet protestors in New York City, of campus police at UC Davis to students, and in many instances around the country have only inspired thousands more to fill American streets with their voices. That inspiration, a reawakening within the spirit and mind, is contagious – in my case, it came at a personal cost many years ago.
It should come as no surprise that Brooklyn political boss Vito Lopez organized a press opportunity featuring himself and an assortment of political pets claiming to be in solidarity with the occupy wall street movement.
I’m writing this at the end of the twelfth day of #occupywallstreet about a place many people are calling Zucotti Park. I know it as Liberty Square and so should you. The best part about this movement is twofold for me, here’s why.