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In Union Square, Occupy Is Blooming

Posted 6 years ago on March 21, 2012, 9:33 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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After brutalizing Occupy Union Square late last night, NYPD again arrested Occupiers in Union Square around 4:30pm EDT for holding signs. In the latest of arbitrary rules used to harass Occupiers, NYPD now says banners are not allowed in the park. Members of the New York City Council were on hand denouncing police brutality. All supporters of Occupy Wall Street are urged to head to Union Square to show solidarity ASAP! Let´s show NYPD we aren´t afraid! Follow @OccupyWallSt, @OWSUnionSquare, and #UnionSq for updates.



Today at 6pm, Union Square: Demand Justice for Trayvon Martin!

Posted 6 years ago on March 21, 2012, 6:07 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Join #OWS and Occupy The Hood as we march in solidarity with the 1000 Hoodies March to demand justice for Trayvon Martin!

TODAY: 6pm-9pm
1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin
Union Square, Manhattan
Follow #millionhoodies
On Facebook

Please support and respect the organizers of this march; Occupiers including Occupy the Hood will be marching in support. Trayvon Martin´s parents will be present at the march in NYC. Other marches are planned in Boston, DC, Miami, LA, Oakland, Chicago, Philadelphia, and many other cities.

1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on Change.org... Show the world we are all Trayvon.

  1. WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.

  2. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION - started by Trayvon's parents. Currently at 530,000 signatures, we can move the needle to 1 million this week!

  3. JOIN US IN NYC - Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Union Square to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!

    A black person in a hoodie isn't automatically "suspicious." Let's put an end to racial profiling!


Occupiers in Union Square Stormed in Late Night Raid

Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 7:57 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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3/21: Union Square's occupation, active since the brutal NYPD police raid on Liberty Square on 3/17, is currently under threat of eviction. People are needed NOW to converge on the park and hold our public commons! Follow @OWSUnionSquare.

Live updates

  • 6:07 AM: Park officially re-opened.
  • 5:20 AM: via Twitter: ¨The NYPD have officially fled the scene of their crime.¨ Tonight, at least four people were arrested, books needlessly destroyed, and one woman knocked unconscious by police brutality -- all for the ¨crime¨ of laying down in a public park.
  • 4:37 AM: Most police appear to be leaving in advance of the arrival of rush hour traffic when public wakes up. Occupiers return to park, laying down again. Chanting ¨goodbye!¨ at NYPD.
  • 4:21 AM: Mainstream media on the scene. The District Attorney has also arrived. Union Square still blocked off. Police still moving Occupiers incrementally to allow sanitation to ¨clean¨ the park. Occupiers being slowly pushed out of the park. Occupier: ¨I really thought the police were going to be chill tonight about this. They were calm and rational earlier. Then they bumrush us, throw girl with head trauma around....¨
  • 4:19 AM: Occupier: ¨The rest of the country is going to see this in the morning!¨ Chant: ¨Oppress us, we multiply!¨
  • 4:10 AM: Heard on livestream: ¨Wake up [NYPD]; six months of beatings and we´re still here! We´re not going anywhere!¨
  • 4:07 AM: Chanting: ¨You have no authority¨ at NYPD; ¨1 we are the people 2 we are united, 3 this occupation is not leaving!¨ Police officer seen with hand on pistol. Other police steal Occupier´s books and throw them away.
  • 4:04 AM: EMT and medics approach woman knocked unconscious by police. Cops aggressively storm them, brutally rush into crowd, trample people, causing panic. People screaming. Peaceful protesters are being ATTACKED because they tried to give professional medical attention for head trauma! Injured woman was stepped on.
  • 3:56 AM: Police rush the crowd, shoving and attacking people. Livestream briefly down, back up now. At least one person reported badly injured, now unconscious, after being grabbed and thrown to the ground by cops. Medics on the scene.



#OWS Calls for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly To Resign

Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 9:08 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

commissioner kelly with top NYPD brass

Yesterday, members of the New York City Council decried the NYPD´s behavior on the March 17th re-eviction of Liberty Square. Today, Occupy Wall Street will call for the resignation of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly for authorizing brutality and extreme abuse of police power. At 11am ET, we will march from Foley Square to a 12 noon press conference at 1 Police Plaza. Speakers will include victims of NYPD´s racist ¨Stop and Frisk¨ policies and targeted harassment of the Muslim community, as well as survivors of NYPD violence both within and outside Occupy Wall Street. We will also hear from family members of innocent people shot dead by NYPD in Queens.

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