Sep 17 2011
12:24 pm

Pic o Day from Julianne Pepitone in lower Manhattan.

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The Guardian reports 5000

The Guardian reports 5000 people Saturday and several hundred continuing a "semi-permanent protest encampment."

The call to occupy Wall Street resonates around the world
We need deeper changes to our financial system, or tent cities of people angry at corporate greed will keep appearing

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"Zucotti hippies will hate me

"Zucotti hippies will hate me for this."

This means stepping outside of your comfort zone and talking to them. The people out there, who don’t want to listen....
Achieve, then celebrate. Work your asses off toward the goal, by reaching out to the millions of Americans who are without healthcare, who are unemployed, uneducated, are being harmed by budget cuts, and then do your drum circles. Partying before the mission is complete just makes you look like a bunch of fools reminiscing over an era before your time. You won’t be taken seriously.

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2:29 a.m. Press helicopters

2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYPD reporter arrested.
2:27 a.m. Rally at bull statue
2:22 a.m. Frontpage coverage from New York Times
2:15 a.m. Occupiers who have been dispersed are regrouping at Foley Square
2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Liberty Square
2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed -- reports of at least one reporter sprayed
2:03 a.m. Massive Police Presence at Canal and Broadway
1:59 a.m. Reports that 4 and 5 Subway Stations at Wall Street only stations open.
1:43 a.m. Helicopters overhead.
1:38 a.m. Unconfirmed reports of snipers on rooftops.
1:34 a.m. CBS News Helicopter Livestream
1:27 a.m. Unconfirmed reports that police are planning to sweep everyone.
1:20 a.m. Subway stops are closed.
1:20 a.m. Brooklyn bridge is closed.
1:20 a.m. Occupiers chanting "This is what a police state looks like."
1:20 a.m. Police are in riot gear.
1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers.
More information to follow.

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For those who still don't

For those who still don't "get this"

Dance, Nataraja, dance.

The sculpture is usually made in bronze, with Shiva dancing in an aureole of flames, lifting his left leg (or in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon or dwarf (Apasmara) who symbolizes ignorance. It is a well known sculptural symbol in India and popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture.

two most common forms of Shiva's dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews - weary perspectives & lifestyles. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva's nature; for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again

The beginning is near.

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3:08 a.m. heard on

3:08 a.m. heard on livestream: "they're bringing in the hoses."
3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square
2:55 a.m. NYC council-member Ydanis Rodríguez arrested and bleeding from head.
2:44 a.m. Defiant occupiers barricaded Liberty Square kitchen
2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.
2:42 a.m. Brooklyn Bridge confirmed closed
2:38 a.m. 400-500 marching north to Foley Square
2:32 a.m. All subways but R shut down

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I was up all night watching the livestreams and reading tweets, too.

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After the NYPD and other city

After the NYPD and other city agencies forcefully cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park at 1 a.m.—with the NYPD arresting reporters and lawmakers—a judge issued a temporary restraining order against the City of New York, the NYPD, Brookfield Properties and other agencies allowing protesters back to the space with their belongings. source

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The Judge ruled against

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six months later, someone

six months later, someone finally gets a ride:

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