Occupy Wall Street Protesters in Soho
(Broadway at Houston, October 8, 2011)

Since September 17th a few hundred people have been occupying Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Square), a square in the Financial District in Manhattan close to Wall Street – calling the action Occupy Wall Street.

In their own words (website): Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement
with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one
thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer
tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the
revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the
use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants. 

During the day the numbers swell to the thousands, depending on what protests or activities are taking place. At night when it comes to sleeping on air beds and sleeping bags, the numbers dwindle some.

By now the movement has spread across the country and the globe under the name Occupy Together.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve stopped by and participated a few times. I’ve published several longer videos already on my luciwest channel.

This video is a quick 1-minute collection of some impressions, including footage from the march from Foley Square on October 5th, the occupation of Washington Square and the march through Soho. For the video I did not include any of the night time footage or anything from the No Comment art show. You can watch those videos at youtube.com/luciwest.

There are lots of activities planned for tomorrow October 15th around the world. Come and join and say: Enough Is Enough! 

Police Woman watching Gawkers Watching Protesters in Soho
(Broadway at Houston, October 8, 2011)

IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE: The entire 70-minute “In A Berlin Minute” series will be screening at the Extract art show in Chicago this weekend. I’ll be there. So if you’re in Chicago come on by and say hi.

S3 Gallery
1907 N. Mendell Street, Suite 4-H
Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 15th from 6 to 10pm (Opening Reception)
Sunday, October 16th from 12 to 5pm (Daytime Event)

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