So, last night wasn’t just our national annual paean to Irish drunkenness. It was also the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In celebration, hundreds of occupiers moved back into Liberty Square. There are widespread reports of police overreaction and use of excessive force in the course of clearing the park, but, as usual, exactly what happened, who did what to whom, and who is responsible is a matter of some disagreement.
|Occupy protesters in front of the George Washington statue on Wall Street. Photo by John Minchillo (AP).|
According to most sources, “scores” were arrested last night, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, 73.
For those in New York, there will be a follow-up protest at 8pm tonight (March 18) at the red cube across from Liberty Plaza. The protest is focused on yesterday’s arrests. If you can’t make it, check in on Tim Pool’s always excellent livestream. He is almost always right were the action is.
Now that the weather is warming up, expect to see a lot more occupy protests. After all, the world still needs saving.