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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Hundreds of demonstrators are still camping out and rallying in the financial district as their protest against Wall Street greed.  Zuccotti Park at Broadway and Liberty Street has become the base of operations for a core group of protesters, many of who have been camping out since Saturday.

Many are college-aged students from New York and beyond. Others from all walks of life say they heard about the protests and came to show their support for an afternoon or more. Chaz Valenza traveled from Philadelphia because his restaurant has been struggling for several years and he wanted to speak out for substantial economic reform.

"We've made it through to this point — I’m afraid of a double-dip recession but I am living on meager scraps. I am behind on my mortgage and we're just hoping that things start to turn around soon."

The core group of participants say they plan to continue indefinitely. The NYPD said 20 have been arrested since the protests began, mainly for disorderly conduct.

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Protest signs line a sidewalk in the Wall Street area.
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A significant police presence stays close to the protestors at all times.
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Police on the left, while protests march on the right.
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A protestor mans the information station that lists the day's agenda.
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An army does march on its stomach.
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Protestors set up a media and electronics zone.
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Restaurant owner Chaz Valencia says his struggling business was damaged in the hurricane so he decided to participate to speak out against the bailout and in support of the breakup of big banks.
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Protestors enroute to Wall Street.
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Protestors are making themselves at home; setting up a lost and found, a book swap and a composting area.

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Comments [3]

scallywag from nyc

As much as a certain segment of society chooses to combat what they perceive to be the gaming of society by entrenched power interests perhaps we ought to ask the uncomfortable question- does anyone then really care anymore? And if they did, how is it that the movement that started off with 5000 members last weekend has dwindled to less than 200 come this weekend? After all the concerns of the ‘occupy wall street’ group are legitimate ones with deep consequences.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/09/occupy-wall-st-rebel-with-a-cause-suddenly-youth-who-dont-care-about-celebrity-and-fame-but-will-this-consciousness-have-legs/

Sep. 24 2011 06:37 PM
Zedge Hero from USA

Here is the weekly newscast against the United Banking Cartel called Word Revolution News- This weeks episode is the Occupy Wall Street protest.

http://www.youtube.com/user/zedgehero?feature=mhee

Sep. 23 2011 09:16 AM
ANON2012 from seattle

1- GO NOW, IMMEDIATELY. QUIT YOUR JOB, KISS YOUR GF GOODBYE AND START YOUR WAY.
CLICK HERE FOR RIDESHARE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carpool-to-Occupy-Wallstreet/222614057794752?sk=wall

2- SUPPORT THEM WITH MONEY AND/OR SUPPLIES
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3- SUPPORT THE MEDIA TEAM, THEY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND HAD TROUBLE WITH RECHARGING BATTERIES AND RAIN - HELP THEM OUT!!!
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4- PRINT FLIERS AND HAND THEM OUT - CHALK ON SIDEWALKS - STOP PASSERBYS AND INFORM THEM
http://nycga.cc/?page_id=226

5- OFFER WORDS OF SUPPORT AND/OR WATCH LIVE FEEDS RIGHT AT LIBERTY PARK
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=ui-play&utm_campaign=click-bait&utm_content=globalrevolution

6- SHARE THIS AD WITH OTHERS ON CRAIGSLIST, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE PLUS AND ALL NEWS SITES
HERE IS A LIST OF ALL NEWSPAPERS IN THE US - http://www.usnpl.com/

7 - SPONSOR SOMEONE ELSE TO GO TO NYC - OFFER $ TO THEM OR TAKE CARE OF THEIR PETS OR WATER THEIR PLANTS....

8 - DO NOT ARGUE WITH SHEEPLE, JUST SIMPLY IGNORE AND CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD. THIS IS ENERGY BETTER USED
IN POSITIVE WAYS THAN ARGUING WITH THOSE THAT ARE STILL SLEEPING IN LALA LAND.

THANKS - SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!

ADDITIONAL NOTE: POLICE BRUTALITY AND NON-CONSTITUTIONAL ARRESTS IS HAPPENING EVERY DAY. CLICK THESE LINKS TO WATCH THE VIDEOS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kevXKRROF6I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyvbI6Eq-qA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmvZ7z-ZVo

STAND UP AMERICA! DO SOMETHING!

COMMON QUESTIONS:
1- HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE?
There are more and more people every day, many are local to NYC and go home to sleep.
2- WHERE DO THEY GO TO THE BATHROOM?
There is a 24 hour McDonalds next door to the park.
3- HOW DO THEY SHOWER?
There are mobile shower units that some have and others are using sink baths or baby wipes.
4- WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROTEST?
The purpose of the protest is to have our voices heard, it can and will become anything you desire it to be. If you are against logging (for example) then your signs will be in regards to this and it will be accepted by everyone. This protest is for anyone and everyone - we are the 99%

Sep. 22 2011 07:36 PM

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