At Runnin' Scared today, Nick Pinto checks in on the new encampment for the Occupy movement at Union Square.
For the occupiers, Union Square offers a number of advantages over Zuccotti Park, where they spent last fall. It's much larger, with an open layout in a heavily trafficked location that lends itself to street outreach. Union Square also boasts a proud history as the center of labor, communist and anarchist rallies going back more than a century.
He also discusses the NYPD "fielding massive numbers to push the occupation out of the park each night, erecting metal barricades around the park's southern border and lining them with double ranks of officers from midnight until the park re-opens at 6 a.m."
Read the whole piece here.
Bobby Williams took the photos on this post Saturday afternoon...