Friday, October 7, 2011

New Videos: 10/5, 9/24 NYPD Violence vs. Protestors

At right I have posted some of the best (? --maybe, most blatant) examples of New York Police Department violence against protestors in the Wall Street area on the evening of October 5 and Union Square on September 24.

Many of these videos were from a late October 5, 2011 post by Jason Cherkis, "Occupy Wall Street: Video Allegedly Shows NYPD Officer Striking Protesters With Baton (Photos)"

I was at this demonstration/ march. Media estimates Wednesday (10/5) night put the crowd size at 5,000 people. I would say that 20,000 was more likely the number of protestors on the march route from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Plaza). The march sponsored by several New York City unions (ATU, CWA, SEIU, TWU, NNU and at late, the UFT) was scheduled for 4:30 from Tweed Courthouse (the City Education Department headquarters). It actually began moving south from the Square at about 5:30. Crowds did not finish reaching Zuccotti Park until around 8:00 PM.

Here is the link for an excellent report by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at Democracy Now, "Occupy Wall Street March Gets Massive Turnout; 28 Arrested in Police Crackdown"

The lede to the story includes reports of protests across the United States, including Seattle and San Francisco.

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