Shut Down Wall Street!

Comrades in New York are shutting down Wall Street proper today.

If you are participating, be sure to use Occupy Map to get live information on police positions and protest actions as well as pictures and video from around the city. Just send a twitter message and your report will be added to the map!

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  • 11:44 am: thousands marching on wall street under red and black flag, police rush to erect barricades.
  • 11:34 am: sign reads: “Arrest one of us, and two more will appear. You cannot arrest an idea.”
  • 11:32 am: barricades removed from south side of Liberty Square.
  • 11:20 am: Liberty Square re-occupied: Bloomberg, NYPD struggle to quash Occupy Wall Street.
  • 11:11 am: police chaos, officers use barricade as weapon against press, protestors
  • 11:09 am: protestors tearing down NYPD barricades at south side of Liberty Square, chanting: “WHOSE PARK? OUR PARK!” — police outnumbered, calling in reinforcements.
  • 11:04 am: media denied access past police blockade; coverage of mass arrests censored by NYPD
  • 11:02 am: mass arrests reported at Beaver & Broadway
  • 10:59 am: massive march coming north on Broadway south of Wall. Protestors continue to converge on Liberty Square, which is partially surrounded by helmeted NYPD
  • 10:57 am: NYC Dept of Education may let out school at 1:30pm EST
  • 10:53 am: police profiling protesters; checking IDs to access Broadway checkpoints around Wall St. Livestream shows police selectively allowing some people to pass without ID based on appearance, while blocking other people who “look like protesters” from passing even with ID.
  • 10:44 am: thousands occupying Liberty Square
  • 10:39 am: reports of LRAD sound cannon used by NYPD to disperse protesters singing National Anthem near Pine St
  • 10:37 am: Bloomberg responds to Wall Street shutdown
  • 10:32 am: one march headed down william toward beaver stopped by police; people who “look like protesters” not allowed to pass, but “suits” allowed through
  • 10:30 am: protesters chanting “her cuffs are too tight” in solidarity with 60 y/o woman who can’t feel her arms after being arrested
  • 10:25 am: police violence continues; protestors defiant, undeterred
  • 10:16 am: via people’s mic: protestors converging in victory march to Liberty Square to celebrate 15 minute delay of NYSE opening bell.
  • 10:14 am: report of sanitation workers blocking Beaver with truck in solidarity with OWS
  • 10:10 am: protesters and police at stand-off at multiple intersections; people’s mic breaks out across locations to share heart-breaking, inspirational stories of the 99%
  • 10:07 am: under OWS banner, hundreds use people’s mic to tell personal stories of economic exploitation. Sitting in street, intersection of Nassau and Wall. Watch live
  • 10:00 am: 50+ arrested, 60 Wall subway station reported closed.
  • 9:58 am: about 20 protestors locked arms, blocking access to TD Bank
  • 9:56 am: globalrev at 20,000 current viewers.
  • 9:55 am: at least half dozen reporters violently shoved by NYPD
  • 9:52 am: widespread reports of police violence
  • 9:50 am: defying police bullhorn orders, protesters drop banner reading “revolution”
  • 9:43 am: more arrests at Wall and Broadway, pedestrians restricted
  • 9:39 am: NYPD checkpoint at Pine and Broadway, checking ID
  • 9:35 am: theother99 ustream hits 10,000 current viewers, 60,000 total.
  • 9:34 am: NYPD violence forcing marchers to sidewalk
  • 9:27 am: sit-in at Pine and Nassau cleared. If dispersed, head there.
  • 9:19 am: police brutality at 60 Wall
  • 9:16 am: retired Philly police Captain Ray Lewis reported arrested.
  • 9:11 am: opening bell delayed!
  • 9:09 am: traders blocked from entering stock exchange
  • 9:07 am: NYPD refusing to give badge numbers
  • 9:06 am: subway 2 and 3 to Wall Street confirmed open, but guarded by NYPD
  • 9:04 am: police arrest woman in wheelchair
  • 9:02 am: reports of 30+ arrested, zip-tied
  • 9:00 am: NYPD confused, overwhelmed
  • 8:58 am: Wall Street workers massing with protestors, unable to enter Wall Street
  • 8:55 am: sitters at Nassau being dragged away, Beaver and New requesting help, police using batons
  • 8:53 am: protestors taking police barricades, barricading Police vehicle
  • 8:49 am: confirmed arrests at Beaver and Broadway, police moving in on Hannover
  • 8:47 am: arrest warning given at Nassau and Pine
  • 8:45 am: people chanting “take the Bull!”
  • 8:41 am: arrests at Wall and Beaver
  • 8:39 am: all entrances to Wall Street occupied, police moving in on Hannover and Wall
  • 8:31 am: protestors blocking intersections
  • 8:29 am: 2 and 3 subways at 60 Wall now reported closed
  • 8:22 am: 2 and 3 subways at 60 Wall reported open.
  • 8:14 am: march continues to grow, “people pouring into street”
  • 8:05 am: police lines reported permeable
  • 7:57 am: marchers taking both sides of streets amidst heavy police and media presence.
  • 7:51 am: march estimated in thousands

 

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