OWS: Saturday In The Park -- And The Square





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Uploaded on Oct 9, 2011

NEW YORK -- October 8, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street protest at Zuccotti Park / Liberty Square continues to grow. On the Broadway side protesters line the park holding up signs as cops scold pedestrians -- telling any and all onlookers to "keep moving." Throughout the area hawkers are selling "99%" t-shirts -- it was inevitable -- as the park pulsates from drum beats emanating from the Church Street side.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday several hundred people poured into Washington Square for an OWS General Assembly. Later, a large procession made its way from Zuccotti Park to the Square -- and back again. Despite a large police presence there were no incidents.

The feel of the protest on Saturday was that of a large bazaar. A wide variety of people sharing a common space -- and a common dream.

As this reporter left Zuccotti Park to go to Washington Square I stood next to a traffic cop, waiting for the light to change on Broadway. I said to the woman, "Hey you know if the P.D. wanted to be useful it would provide the protesters with porta-potties rather than all these uniforms."

The cop looked at me and laughed, nodding...


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