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Riot police fired tear gas, flashbang grenades, beanbag rounds and rubber bullets at the site of the Occupy Oakland camp area last night.
Arab spring…Spanish summer…American autumn…Global winter?
Occupy Wall Street went beyond Wall Street this weekend with a reported 1,000 cities and 80 countries around the world in protest in a global day of rage. This collection of photos documents the thousands that hit the streets in locations like, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Toronto, Philly, Rome, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, France, Brussels, Madrid, Times Square in New York City and Hong Kong. Plus, see the video reports with live coverage from New York, Brussels, Greece, Rome, London, Madrid, Tokyo, Hong Kong for a recap of developments.
Another set of amazing photos from the Occupy Wall Street protests keep surfacing, some great portraits from a lot of the photographers on the ground of the action which also spread to the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday where 700 plus people were arrested after protesters attempted to march over the bridge.
Is anybody else getting a 60′s vibe from all of this?
Occupy Wall Street started in New York City on September 17th and led by Adbusters Magazine. The initial call to action was a somewhat mysterious one, not much information was released about the organization of the demonstrations, intentions or plans other than to “Occupy Wall Street” in a similar fashion to the protests in Spain or even Egypt, that happened earlier this year where people camped out and organized. The events have gotten very little media coverage, it’s been pretty obvious that the major media outlets have purposely not reported the events but nevertheless, the meme has travelled around the city and across the country. Occupation events are now being organized in cities all over the U.S. and the protests are being supported by people from wide variety of cross-sections. These events show no signs of stopping and are growing, as are sadly, the reports of police brutality and the authorities disregard of the civic rights we are afforded in this country to speak up and organize protests.
If you’d like to tune in to some of the action, check out either of these two video streams which are broadcasting live daily throughout the day from the events.