Sunday, January 29, 2012

[UPDATED] Happening now: Occupy Wall Street march winding its way through the East Village

We're getting all sorts of reports about an Occupy Wall Street march currently in the East Village — part of #SolidaritySunday ... We have some reader reports... and are currently following @ChristRobbins from Gothamist who is on the scene...

Here are marchers outside the old P.S. 64 on East Ninth Street...


After someone tries scaling the plywood, Robbins reports that the NYPD makes an arrest...



All photos by @ChristRobbins

UPDATED:


@ChristRobbins figures there are 50 cops for 120 people in protest...



UPDATED 10:25

Sources say the remaining protestors are now lying down in Tompkins Square Park...

Via @Newyorkist ...


UPDATED 6 a.m.

Colin Moynihan at The New York Times reports that the NYPD arrested 12 people in total during the march that started in Washington Square Park and made its way to the East Village. The march was held to show support for protestors in Oakland, who were involved in a melee with police Saturday night.

Per the article:

By 10:30 p.m., most of the marchers had moved to Tompkins Square. One man strummed a mandolin. Another tapped on a drum. Several others stretched out on an asphalt pathway, using backpacks as pillows and gazing at the sky as a line of police officers stood at a nearby entrance to the park.

UPDATED 8:01 a.m.

Spotted on Seventh Street near First Avenue...


UPDATED 10:11 a.m.

Gothamist has more on what transpired last night... Christopher Robbins also posted video, including this one shot on Second Avenue at 13th Street...

Occupy Wall Street Arrest at #J29 from Gothamist on Vimeo.

9 comments:

BagelGuy said...

Just happened to catch this march while eating dinner out on 2nd Ave. The marchers seemed orderly and well behaved. Lots of police and unnecessary siren lights blaring around. Not what you need blasting into a restaurant after a long day of bagel making.

Shawn Chittle said...

They went down E. 11th. I waved out my window. Wish I had some ticker tape..

Anonymous said...

DOES this mean all the good spots on CRUSTY ROW are taken

KairosKim said...

Since living through the de-evolution of the people's movement around Tompkins in the 80s I firmly believe the bottle throwers are infiltrators (not just assholes) - cos nothing breaks up a movement like discord within - and it give the cops a reason to bust heads - the twitter message says it.
Be-aware. Not all comrades are compatriots.
Ask the Black Panthers.

nygrump said...

I've been in enough demos to see that even with the inevitable police provacateurs there are always a few knuckleheads who need to perform some act of petty vandalism. Thought it amusing that after Kelly's son busted for alleged rape all over the news this weekend we have the machine gun police in the subways this morning, scary steroid addled-looking machine gun police.

sam_the_man said...

Happened across the march. There were so many cops I thought at first it was a cop march! Like over overtime pay or something...

Barney Russell said...

....and then they all left at midnight when the park closed.
Boring and pointless

Goggla said...

I'm with KairosKim. I've spent a lot of time with OWS and they are really against any kind of violence. This all smells too fishy - I'm willing to bet the masked instigators were only there to discredit the group.

Shawn Chittle said...

COINTELPRO is back!