Lookout for 2011 - Occupy Wall St. Images

Occupy Wall Street Oct. 3 - Nov. 28, 2011. These photographs were taken by a friend working near Zuccotti Park in NYC at the time of the occupation.

  1. 1. 10/3 early morning - they are mostly sleeping. he transit union will be joining them soon. 10/3 early morning - they are mostly sleeping. The transit union will be joining them soon.
  2. 2. 10/3 we're not talking patchuli here - this is a stench to rival the garbage dump. 10/3 I catch the whiff when I'm walking by...not while I'm in the office. And we're not talking patchuli here - this is a stench to rival the garbage dump.
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  12. 12. 10/4 Morning photos. I hear 30,000 MTA union workers will be joining them tomorrow. 10/4 Morning photos. I hear 30,000 MTA (transit) union workers will be joining them tomorrow.
  13. 13. 10/4 10/4 Light-toned pieces were on CNN site and in the NY Times Business section.
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  17. 17. 10/5 10/5 A meditating protest! There was a bunch of noise earlier but I think the transit workers and bulk of crowd marched up to city hall.
  18. 18. 10/6 10/6 Long line of cop cars this morning. They must be pretty concerned.
  19. 19. 10/10 10/10 It's early and they're sleeping.
  20. 20. 10/12 10/12 The library.
  21. 21. 10/17 10/17 They are still here. (Note: on Oct. 14 Mayor Bloomberg threatened to evict OWS. See You Tube account of NY Mayor Bloomberg's first attempt to clear the occupation.The title is #OCCUPYWALLSTREET WINS! Bloomberg backs down, protestors stay in park)
  22. 22. 10/18 10/18 Still here, still mellow. The commuters are starting to gripe though. The commuters are folks like me with kids and mortgages and trains to catch and mean bosses to please. The protesters (and on-lookers) fill up the tiny streets in what was already a conjested area. So, the commuters must struggle even harder to catch their trains and buses on time. I understand both sides.
  23. 23. 10/19 10/19 morning. Even though it's raining, they are still protesting.
  24. 24. 10/19 10/19 Sleeping in the rain.
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  27. 27. 10/19 10/19 Morning. Cleaning up in the rain. They've become quite tidy.
  28. 28. 10/21 10/21 The labor union is here this morning - Local 108.
  29. 29. 10/21 10/24 Still here.
  30. 29. 10/21 10/25 Early morning lecture by lady in black coat. Don't know what the topic was.
  31. 29. 10/21 11/1 Even snow won't make them go. The snow happened on Saturday and had melted by this morning.
  32. 29. 10/21 11/2 They've got signage now. A sign for each function in the camp..."Food", etc.
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  35. 29. 10/21 11/4 Discussions around literature.
  36. 29. 10/21 11/4 I never see the drama portrayed in the press...just a peaceful village.
  37. 29. 10/21 11/4 In a bag, on stone steps.
  38. 29. 10/21 11/4 Mellow cops
  39. 29. 10/21 11/7 Protester architecture: they have metal arches over the library and the horizontal members are made of Bamboo. I guess they can quickly throw a tarp over it if it rains or snows.
  40. 29. 10/21 11/9 Reading protestor.
  41. 29. 10/21 11/11 The library - ready for rain.
  42. 29. 10/21 11/11 Still here! All battened down - it sprinkled last night.
  43. 29. 10/21 11/11 Afternoon. Horn blower. All through the day you can hear the drums echoing off the canyon walls of lower Manhattan. The natives are restless.
  44. 29. 10/21 11/11 Parents bring their kids to see it.
  45. 29. 10/21 11/11 In the evening the crowd thickens as tourists and commuters stream by and through the protest. I love that they always have the American flag up.
  46. 29. 10/21 11/14 On the way to work, I wonder what I'll see there this morning.
    News report:
    Police Begin Clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street Protesters
    The New York Police Department began clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters about 1 a.m. Tuesday, telling the people there that the camp would be “cleared and restored” before the morning and that any demonstrator who did not leave would be arrested.
    The protesters resisted with chants of “Whose park? Our park!” as the police began moving in and tearing down tents. The protesters rallied around an area known as “the kitchen” and began building barricades with tables and pieces of wood.
    Officers told the demonstrators that the city had “determined that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard.”

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  48. 29. 10/21 11/15 An amazingly empty Zuccotti Park.
  49. 29. 10/21 11/15 A few last protesters (guy with newspaper).
  50. 29. 10/21 11/15 Mid-morning. Wow, people are protesting the clearing.
  51. 29. 10/21 11/15 See the cops lined up?
  52. 29. 10/21 11/15 Evening. There are barricades around the park but they are filling the perimeter sidewalks, giving speeches, playing drums. There are tons of police but unlike this morning, they seem sort of laid back.
  53. 29. 10/21 11/15 Evening. They came back! 
    Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 -- 4:58 PM EST
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    Judge Upholds City’s Move to Block Camping at Protest Site
    A state Supreme Court judge upheld the city’s right to enforce rules that bar the Occupy Wall Street protesters from camping at Zuccotti Park.
    The judge, Michael D. Stallman, wrote in his ruling Tuesday afternoon, “The court is mindful of the movements’ First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and peaceable assembly.” But he added, quoting from another case, “Even protected speech is not equally permissible in all places and at all times.” He said that the protesters “had not demonstrated that the rules adopted by the owners of the property, concededly after the demonstrations began, are not reasonable time place and manner restrictions permitted under the First Amendment.”
  54. 29. 10/21 11/15 They came back! Photo slightly lightened up.
  55. 29. 10/21 11/16 Evening.
  56. 29. 10/21 11/17 Evening.
  57. 29. 10/21 11/17 At this point there are more police and people taking pictures than protesters. Although it got pretty loud earlier.
  58. 29. 10/21 11/18 Morning. Very quiet now.
  59. 29. 10/21 11/28 A few protesters meditating around a tree in Zuccotti Park.

On October 7: I didn't take a picture this morning...but looking back, I should have. It is really quiet. A sax was playing softly. They are so organized. They have a library set up and a few folks were reading there. Some people sleeping. Some rolling up their sleeping bags. There is a technology group of smart looking 30/40-somethings - talking and typing intensely. It looks very scholarly... I guess the rough stuff doesn't happen until the commuters clear out and the sun goes down.

October 13: When I came down from work to go home today, I caught a black police officer and a protester hugging - right out there in front of everyone. I wish I had caught it with my camera.

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