“Protesters with the ‘Occupy Seattle’ movement march, Saturday, October 15, 2011, near the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.” [via The Atlantic]
More photos here. This is amazing. The whole world is Occupying.
[Photo by Ted S. Warren]
"…we are all subject to the overwhelming power of the police…our ability for redress, as well as for deterrence, is crippled by the reluctance of newspapers, radio, television, and government officials to hold up strongly before the public the kind of information which might rouse the citizenry to action. The question then is: how can the people of a community feel “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures?” How can they, knowing that neither the words of the constitution nor the institutional arrangements of the city will guarantee this security, develop the resources of information and power to protect themselves?"
Howard Zinn - Justice in Everyday Life: The Way it Really Works
NYPD Arrests Over 80 at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests
While the NYPD maintains that they neither own nor use tear gas, some have stepped forward to confirm that they were pepper-sprayed. In at least one video, a man is violently tackled for simply talking to an officer.