Daily Archives: January 1, 2012

Occupy Wall Street: Peaceably Assemble?

This is our Bill of Rights:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

And now what’s happening in New York City:

All of you know I’ve come down hard on Occupy Wall Street at times.

But, goddammit, they have the right to assemble!

If they can’t assemble, what about the rest of us?

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Occupy Wall Street: New Year’s Eve 2011 And New Year’s Day 2012

All photos resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

Photos taken a variety of times.

These first ones were taken around 8AM on Saturday, December 31, 2011, New Year’s Eve.

This was Liberty Plaza:

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Occupy Wall Street: New Year Mini-Riot

I attended the Liberty Plaza General Assembly last night and will have a separate post with pictures about that.

After the break is raw footage of what was characterized to me by Brookfield Yellow Vests this morning as a “mini-riot.” It took place last night well after I had left.

Rumor is seventy-nine arrests. Another figure, from a Brookfield Yellow Vest, was twenty-five.

I don’t yet know the details of what happened when.

At any rate, Liberty Plaza is totally closed to all today.

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