Originally posted on September 28, 2011
Zucotti Park – Occupy – Wall Street – demonstration – corporatocracy
Large numbers of people are protesting corporatocracy in Zuccotti Park (a.k.a. Liberty Plaza Park) in Lower Manhattan. They started their “indefinite stay” on September 17th and continue to this day,
It’s not the only protest of its kind. Currently, there are similar “occupations” in Madrid, Paris, and San Francisco’s financial district. If there are more, please comment below.
In addition to protests, one anonymous citizen is calling for a People’s General Assembly to abolish or alter the current form of government. Find the petition here: http://signon.org/sign/recognize-the-resolutions.
Police are trying to “rein in” people on the square, with at least one video of brutality involving pepper spray used on several peaceful women posted on YouTube: see this NY Times Article with attached video: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/video-appears-to-show-protesters-being-pepper-sprayed/
Whenever people are willing to go to great lengths to be heard, something has to change.