[THS] 20.000 Rally in New York to Support Occupy Wall Street
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Thu Oct 6 14:39:57 CEST 2011
AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe
This Is Only Getting Bigger: 20,000 Rally in New York to Support Occupy Wall Street
Despite another clash with police, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain support as unions and community groups march in solidarity.
October 5, 2011 |
It's 10 PM in Liberty Plaza and the jubilant 20,000-plus crowd from the day's solidarity march has dwindled, now, to the faithful, the regulars, having debated and decided by consensus against another attempt at marching.
The police have dropped barricades around the entire plaza, but rumors that they are coming in are so far unfounded. The medical team has calmed down and are eating pizza from the boxes being carried throughout the plaza. A giant projection on the wall of a building across Trinity Street reminds the protesters "The Whole World is Watching #OccupyWallStreet."
A large group of people are holding signs and singing "This Little Light of Mine" down at the base of the plaza, almost to Trinity Street, where Ed Schultz of MSNBC is broadcasting his show live on the other side of the police barricade. An officer tells me the barricades aren't shutting us in, I'm welcome to leave at the corners of the plaza.
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