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Thread #141413   Message #3259719
Posted By: Suffet
18-Nov-11 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Meanwhile, back in New York...

I returned to Zuccotti Park today. The OWS encampment is gone, access to the park is only through two small gaps in the steel barricades, and the entire place is flooded with private security guards and police. There is no library, no information booth, no food service, no clothing free for the taking, and no medical area. But there were perhaps 100 occupiers remaining, maybe more, and several news crews. And there were four of us with guitars, so we found each other and starting making music together. Meanwhile, another group, also numbering about 100, had marched out of Zuccotti Park to try to set up an encampment in another park.

--- Steve