Update5: The GA will be held in Times Square. The occupiers were headed to the Red Steps except that the police are listening into OWS communications now and they decided to head it off by ejecting tourists.
Update4: The #OWS hashtag says that Plan B has been activated and that all marchers are to head to PERSEUS. I assume you know what that means. Another batsignal? Something seasonal? Sounds like fun.
This tweet sounds official:
Update3: Police are moving into Times Square. The march has broken up but this isn’t significant. The occupiers are dispersed but the occupation movement tends to move in mysterious ways. They’re at the Red Steps in Times Square. There is a people’s march going on somewhere ahead.
OK, what are they up to??
There is a proposal to go back to Zuccotti. But someone (is that Dwayne? *swoon*) says that they should stay in Times Square and have a general assembly there.
Update2: The occupiers are headed towards Times Square. They were kettled briefly at 29th street and 7th avenue. But the kettling nets were trampled by occupiers who sprinted away. So, the cops let everyone go. Now, the occupiers are marching more or less quietly to Times Square by walking in the street. The cops are also walking in the street. Tim the cameraman at The Other 99 livestream reports that the cops are targeting media, roughing them up and arresting them. They are also monitoring the livestreams. By walking to Times Square, the protestors are going to blend in with the theatre crowd.
There are people being tased!!
They are being forced out of the Times Square area. Hey, that doesn’t seem right. What if you have tickets?
The police are also looking for people who they think may be functioning in an organizational capacity. One of the march “pacers” has been arrested.
Update: The Occupiers have taken to the street. They were headed towards Rev. Cooper’s house. He has been representing Trinity Church. But they were diverted by police. So, they took to the streets, running the wrong way down one way streets. The police don’t have good tactics to handle that. There are now arrests in progress. You can find some of the livecoverage at Wearetheother99. Here is their livestream. http://occupystreams.org/item/occupy-nyc-the-other-99
New chant: “Move like water, burn like fire”
The street is now kettled. Police are moving in saying that no one is getting off this block.
Looks like the cameraman may be about to be arrested.
Damn, I’m sorry to have missed this one. You have to check out this video if you haven’t seen it yet. The occupiers built a ladder and went over the fence into Duarte Park at 6th and Canal. And who was the first one over? It was a bishop and several other clergy. They dropped down to the other side but this whole idea was planned in advance because a second ladder was dropped into the park and connected to the first ladder so that occupiers didn’t have to jump down.
Sorry, I’m blogging on my iPad so I can’t embed without major headaches.
This is absolutely the right thing to do. We are seeing a replay of the demonstration at the Temple with Trinity Church playing the role of Caiphas, cooperating with the Romans to keep the riff-raff in check. I know the church has been generous with their hospitality and hot chocolate. But what the occupiers need is a space. Now is the time to make a commitment. Otherwise, the Trinity has lost sight of what it means to be Christian. You do not want to be the ones who threw out the people protesting the money changers and the jackbooted thugs they support.
We’ve replaced crucifixion with indefinite detention but the obliteration of the protestor will happen just the same. Where is Obama in all of this? Will he allow the scenes of oppression and thuggery spread from Cairo and Syria to NYC?
Is this a free country? And where are the rest of the Christians? Shouldn’t they be down there, helping each other over the fence?