It's been insanely busy these past few months. Only just realized I never posted VIDEOS (Part 2) of the infamous N17 Re-Occupy Protest of #OWS. So before 2012 comes roaring in....
RE CAP: It began at 7 AM. Billed as #OWS ‘International Day of Action’ to crush NY Stock Exchange.
Even though the squatters had been evicted from Zuccotti Park, the scruffier, younger contingent of the headed to Wall Street itching for a fight. They did everything they could to make life miserable for the 99% who live and work in the Wall Street area, but the police did a stellar job and the bell was rung in the Stock Exchange! Defeated, the insurgents went back to Zuccotti: Strike One.
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LUNCH was MIC CHECK as they explained their strategic Subway locations. The plan was to Shut Down" the Subways ( also, to get the PEOPLE to join them at Foley Sq.) Strike Two!
(That non-event is posted here.)
Moving right along to PART 2 of my post and the VIDEOS of the Evening of N17. (pics are screen grabs from video-cam night setting)
At 5 PM I observed union members, lots of union members, arriving at City Hall where they headed over to Foley Sq. This was billed a one Giant BLOCK Party.
I have 5 short videos of the "Block Party" at Foley. (Play List includes video from Subway action earlier in the day for total of 6 vids)
BTW- Still trying out this idea (the play list) wish player fit blog screen better. You can click thru to You Tube if screen is obstructed.
I seriously question the claim that they pulled in 30,000 people to Foley Sq. Walking with-in the park, behind the lines of people crammed against the railing, reveals wide open spaces. The park was not jammed. sections were quite empty
The "stage" at the South end of the Square is where many attendees were jammed, listening to the faux gospel and rap music.
The SEIU table was there with their usual astro-turf signs
The North end of the park was the younger crowd. Students and no, perhaps their professors? Probably.
They even had their own marching band with the drums, drums, drums and the clergy:
Thought the Mic Check gospel song to be pretty funny followed by the rap! Taking the city back "block by block, by block" and the demands from the rappers for the police to Stand Down.
No matter what the sycophant media implies, this was an in-your-face UNION protest, not an occupation. The Re-Create Block Party in Foley Sq: Strike Three
Left before they marched on to Brooklyn Bridge. Had enough Union mania. But, whether it's unions or OWS, come Spring they have BIG PLANS to take this city and our country down. It ain't over....
slide show of the pics: