November 15th, 2011


Occupy Wall St raided; #N17 call to action for Thursday

Early this morning the New York police invaded Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), ripping up tents, destroying the 5000-book People's Library, and beating city council member Ydanis Rodriguez (and many others), and using pepper spray and tear gas. The livestream just went dark, and restarted on someone talking on a cell to a person in the park -- they're dragging people off one by one. They had previously shut down nearby subway stops, cordoned off the park, and closed the airspace above the park to prevent news helicopters from filming them.

There is call to action for Thursday, November 17: .

I'll be there.

P.S. Call City Hall (212.788.3058) and NYPD 1st Precinct (212.334.0611). I got through to the City Hall number after about 25 minutes; the 1st Precinct number has been busy every time I've tried; so lots of folks are calling. Let's keep it that way.

P.P.S. Livestream from outside Liberty Square also went off air, but resumed briefly. We're being told that people who were holding space in the OWS kitchen were teargassed, wrestled to the ground, and arrested; and that all protesters remained peaceful.