Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 2:53 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Last night hundreds marched through the streets of NYC, chanting "New York is Oakland, Oakland is New York." We circled City Hall, ran in the streets, refused to be kettled or have our voices silenced, marched up broadway, North on 6th Ave, circled around on Bleecker, and marched south against traffic on 6th ave, running past police barricades, running past our fear, running in solidarity with each other and #occupyoakland.
A second march split off and rushed past police, marching against traffic on Broadway, to make our way to Union Square, where we read a message of solidarity with Oakland and held an impromptu forum on police brutality. We marched, ran, chanted and drummed for hours, and took our streets back on the way home to Liberty Square.
We will not be afraid, we will not be silenced, we will not stand quietly while police brutalize peaceful occupiers. We fight for true democracy, and we fight to end the tyranny of the 1%. This is only the beginning. We are all Scott Olsen.