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#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines

Posted 8 years ago on March 13, 2012, 5:54 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

OccupyWallSt.org is partnering with The Occupied Wall Street Journal to syndicate these weekly reports from Occupations across the world.


"For Real Dude?"
"For Real, Dude?" A woman stares down a Virginia state policeman during a peaceful International Women's Day demonstration. Photo: Style Weekly/Buzzfeed

This week in Occupy, International Women's Day was #occupied, the bill for NYPD misbehavior came due, the CEO of B of A was mic-checked and New York City lined up for unemployment on Super Tuesday. </span>

On March 8, International Women's Day, more than a thousand demonstrators gathered at the Virginia State Capitol to protest a new amendment that passed the Virginia House requiring women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. 31 people were arrested by the State Police Tactical Team, which arrived fully armed and brandishing plastic shields at the behest of Governor Bob McDonnell.

Also on that day, CODEPINK protesters wearing superhero costumes rallied outside a Beverly Hills Bank of America branch in support of women and families who have lost their homes due to bank foreclosures. CODEPINK activists in New York, joined by members of the Church of Stop Shopping, protested inside a Bank of America branch near Zuccotti Park. Read More...