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Lookout for 2011 - Occupy Wall St. Slideshow

Occupy Wall Street Oct. 3 - Nov. 28, 2011. These photographs were taken by a friend working near Zuccotti Park in NYC at the time of the occupation.

On October 7: I didn't take a picture this morning...but looking back, I should have. It is really quiet. A sax was playing softly. They are so organized. They have a library set up and a few folks were reading there. Some people sleeping. Some rolling up their sleeping bags. There is a technology group of smart looking 30/40-somethings - talking and typing intensely. It looks very scholarly... I guess the rough stuff doesn't happen until the commuters clear out and the sun goes down.

October 13: When I came down from work to go home today, I caught a black police officer and a protester hugging - right out there in front of everyone. I wish I had caught it with my camera.

October 14: You Tube account of NY Mayor Bloomberg's first attempt to clear the occupation.The title is #OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park

November 14: text of a news report: The New York Police Department began clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters about 1 a.m. Tuesday, telling the people there that the camp would be “cleared and restored” before the morning and that any demonstrator who did not leave would be arrested.
The protesters resisted with chants of “Whose park? Our park!” as the police began moving in and tearing down tents. The protesters rallied around an area known as “the kitchen” and began building barricades with tables and pieces of wood.
Officers told the demonstrators that the city had “determined that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard.”

November 15: What happened in the wee hours of the night, according to AlterNet report from protestor and reporter tweets. 1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers. 2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYTimes reporter arrested. 2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.

News report: A state Supreme Court judge upheld the city’s right to enforce rules that bar the Occupy Wall Street protesters from camping at Zuccotti Park.
The judge, Michael D. Stallman, wrote in his ruling Tuesday afternoon, “The court is mindful of the movements’ First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and peaceable assembly.” But he added, quoting from another case, “Even protected speech is not equally permissible in all places and at all times.” He said that the protesters “had not demonstrated that the rules adopted by the owners of the property, concededly after the demonstrations began, are not reasonable time place and manner restrictions permitted under the First Amendment.”

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