Part three of my series of Occupy Wall St Nov. 17 Global Day of Action:
After protesters broke free of the standoff with police over getting in or out of Zuccotti, the occupiers marched 2.4 mi to Union Sq for the student protest rally. The NYPD marched beside the protesters in the street kicking most on the sidewalk. At Union Sq a hundreds met in solidarity for students and educators. After The students took to the streets and completely stopped traffic. Look outs ran ahead to see what streets the police had barricaded to control the direction of the protesters.
(we waited for the crowd to move along, then got onto the subway to Foley Sq)
An estimated 30,000 people convened in Foley Sq. A sea of protesters each with different signs and reasons to participate in OWS’s Global Day of Action. A long police barricaded-off path was created for protesters marching to the Brooklyn Bridge. This time OWS community supporters helped with NYPD to keep protesters on the legal foot path bridge.
There unexpectedly, a slide of projections appeared on the Verizon Wireless building overlooking the Bridge. 99% flashed on the building, along with a mic check, in which the projection had the occupiers on the Brooklyn Bridge sing Happy Birthday to the two-month old Occupy Wall St movement.
Some protesters, tired with miles in their soles took the subway home, many- in true fashion- attended the General Assembly.
Nov. 15’s eviction was just a step in the evolution of this movement, as many sign read “you can’t evict an idea.”
A makeshift drum line marches
OWS protesters march from Zuccotti Park to Union Sq. with NYPD police following them along the sidewalks edge the whole 2.4 mi walk.
Union Sq, OWS student protest
"WE'RE BACK" OWS protesters at Union Sq Nov. 17
An man sits and reads "The Master Game" inside a Barnes & Noble overlooking Union Sq. and OWS's student protest on Nov. 17 Global Day of Action
The People's Library found a temporary spot occupying the sidewalk outside of Barnes & Noble in Union Sq. The books of OWS's People's Library were thrown into a dumpster when NYPD officials evicted Zuccotti Park protesters. The remaining books were carried around by protesters during Nov. 17 OWS's national day of action
OWS People's Library books
Student protesters take over the street
Student protesters take over the street and block all traffic, even leaving a sign leaned up against a stopped car.
Occupy the Subways
est. 30,000 people convene in Foley sq
Sara_lauren, last name with held, cries during a song sung by senior citizens over the microphone during Occupy Wall St's rally at Foley Sq during OWS Nov. 17 Global Day of Action. "I'm just so moved by the collection of people i couldn't of people i couldn't help crying," said Sara-Lauren a musician/rapper from Brooklyn.
Foley Sq. march to the Brooklyn Bridge
An NYPD officer on horseback takes a photo of OWS protesters marching from Foley Sq. to the Brooklyn Bridge as they snap photos of him, while another police officer tells them to keep moving.
unexpectedly, projects appeared on the Verizon Wireless building beside the Brooklyn Bridge. 99% flashed on the building, along with a mic check, in which the projection had the occupiers on the Brooklyn Bridge sing Happy Birthday to the two-month old Occupy Wall St movement.