Today, Occupy Wall Street has organized a march to One Police Plaza to protest police harassment. Here is the live video.
The protesters will be marching to say, “NO TO THE NYPD CRACKDOWN ON WALL ST. PROTESTERS NO TO STOP-AND-FRISK IN AFRICAN AMERICAN & LATINO NEIGHBORHOODS NO TO SPYING AND HARASSMENT OF MUSLIM COMMUNITIES STOP THE RAIDS & DEPORTATIONS.”
The march on One Police Plaza will take place in about an hour or so, in the meantime, enjoy some music from Liberty Park.
Here is the live video. (They have been having issues with the stream, so it can be a bit dodgy):
Earlier in a blog post Occupy Wall Street addressed the media attention that the incidents of police harassment and brutality have received, and said that they are protesting on behalf of the NYPD too, “Let us also be clear that, when approached as individuals, members of the NYPD have expressed solidarity with our cause. It has been inspiring to receive this support. Over these thirteen days, we have learned that no one supports corporations’ disproportionate influence in the political sphere. We have learned that no one is in favor of evicting struggling families to the street while banks continue to profit. No one, that is, except the corporations and banks. We urge members of the NYPD to remain in solidarity with our cause. These men and women could lose their pensions and benefits during the next round of budget cuts. We ask that members of the NYPD treat all peaceful human beings with respect and care. This will be a great step towards reclaiming power for the working class. Those who profit off the suffering of others will held accountable. We are the 99%, and we are too big to fail.”
In other news, The Washington Post has finally noticed that the Occupy Wall Street protests are growing in size, better late than never I guess.