Posted 5 years ago on March 21, 2012, 9:33 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
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.
Last night the police attacked the Union Square Occupation. This is unacceptable. We must respond the way we always have, by continuing to demonstrate and standing our ground. Come to Union Square today. Show your support. Silence and inaction encourages our opposition. Now is our time.
At 6PM, we will also march in solidarity with the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin, also at Union Square. Follow #TrayvonMartin and #millionhoodies. Livestream will be up again for the march.
This spring, Occupiers are taking back public space to renew the visible face of our movement. In New York, despite constant police harassment, we are maintaining an Occupation in Union Square. Elsewhere, Occupy Oakland has announced a major civil disobedience action for today at 6pm in response to NYPD´s assault on peaceful Occupiers. Occupy London has announced a new home in solidarity with #OWS and on-going anti-austerity protests in the U.K.:
A new chapter is beginning – the Global Spring.
As the Government today announces a tax cut for the one per cent, social and economic justice campaigners in London have occupied a new site – Occupy Limehouse in Tower Hamlets – in preparation for Occupy London’s next big event: Occupy May. The new site was taken in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street as it marked its six month anniversary a few days ago by retaking Zuccotti Park.
In the shadow of Canary Wharf, set along the path of workers from the local financial services industry, Occupy Limehouse (corner of Branch Road and Horseferry Road, E14) has been chosen as an ideal location from which to carry on the Occupy movement’s critique of global capital. It is the first of a number of new autonomous tented sites expected to pop up around the capital in the coming months, in addition to Occupy London’s existing site at Finsbury Square – in operation since 22 October 2011.