For the breaking developments on this ongoing citizens action, please check the main hashtag for this peaceful demonstration here: http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallStNYC
Reports are coming in fast and furious from NYC Disinfonauts about the breakup of the ongoing actions in downtown Manhattan today. Numerous advocacy and citizens’ action groups came together beginning on Saturday to protest the ongoing consolidation of wealth from citizens to corporations, using the backdrop of the financial district to attempt to gain the attention of the national and international news media, located a scant 40 blocks north fo their efforts, but the media blackout continues.
Taken from the Adbusters / OWS website Occupy Wall Street:
Three hundred spent the night, several hundred reinforcements arrived the next day and as we write this, the encampment is digging in for a long-term stay. Now, it is crucial for everyone from all over the world to flock to the encampment. Call in to work sick, invite your friends and hop on a bus or plane to New York City.
Peaceful demonstrators who wrote on the pavement with chalk were arrested for damaging sidewalks.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the NYPD resorted to arresting peaceful demonstrators who were wearing bandanas by enforcing a 150-year-old statute banning masked protests.
Some protesters have been posting their images on Facebook and users claim that individual comments, not the entire threads are being moderated as they are posted, but we don’t have confirmation on this online aspect of the story.
You can assist these peaceful real-world activists and patriots by supporting them on all forms of social media and passing along their message: