Update on the Occupy Wall Street / New York Action
This is a first-hand account by an IWW member / participant:
I just got back from the occupation.
There was almost no police there today. About 2-3 dozen . The other days there were several hundreds ( and cops from Jersey City-- a different state who knows why)
The occupation is right in front of an FBI office for what that does?
The police brutality was a big full page photo on the front of the NY Daily News today -- they print 500,000 copies, it is a major paper. The news did a big inside story right next to a page of reports about big shots who paid themselves giant salaries ripping off the tax payers . The brutality even got mentioned in the NY Times -- hard to imagine ! It was on page 20. Even conservative radio stations reported the unprovoked attacks and mace .
Some people were still being released late into tonight. A small young guy was released after 27.5 hours . He had been arrested 3pm Sat. He told me he is seriously impressed with the IWWs he was in jail with.
Some people are worried that late tonight the cops might attack when the crowd is at its smallest. They really want people to be watching on live stream and people to be there late into the night, early in the morning. Luckily there are 3 major English language TV station trucks there now.
The people are trying to very carefully to stay in the most positive relationship with the NYPD.
They are really trying. Lots of cops talk about agreeing with the protest but they don't want to lose there jobs.
If you are not close to NYC can you please look at the livestream sometimes late at night?
If you are near NYC please go there late at nights .
This seems to be what the people need the most right now
If you see bad things on the live feed PLEASE call . PLEASE. Talk to the cops in a professional manner. Emphasize they are getting hurt by Wall Street also.
First precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
Central booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information: +1 (646) 610-6700
Hot , humid and tired,
PS THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
PSS at 5:30pm I counted 1795-1800 protesters there. More people marched in as a group right after that.