Today is the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and there is a national day of action. In New York, the day is broken up into three separate movements at breakfast, lunch and dinner:
7:00am — Shut Down Wall Street
We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00am, before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice.
3:00pm — Occupy the Subway
We will gather at 3:00pm at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the “People’s Mic”. Details here.
5:00pm — Take the Square, Festival of Lights on Brooklyn Bridge
At 5:00pm thousands will gather at Foley Square in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country’s infrastructure and economy. They will encircle City Hall and march across the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying thousands of handheld lights, as a festival of lights to celebrate two months of a new movement to reclaim our democracy.
OccupyWallSt.org is hosting both live text updates from New York and multiple live video streams. Already there have been over 100 arrests reported, as well as incidents of the police using LRAD sound weaponry against peaceful protesters. The NYPD also has blocked reporters from accessing or filming arrests. The scale of response from Bloomberg to protect Wall Street bankers is truly astonishing, even for a billionaire.
If you’re not in New York, you can find events near you at November17.org.