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11:15 Apparently new idea floated in NY today that I am catching up with and don’t quite get, but here is flyer with the "tenting" concept and list of possible sites… Also, OWS still considering occupying Duarte Park north of Zuccotti — that’s the place many went to after the big bust this week, when informed that church would allow them to stay there — which was not quite true….Unconfirmed friend that Ani DiFranco in march right now for #OWS to Wash Sq Park.
11:00 Back from NY. It seems my old pal Dan Ellsberg speaking to Occupyers in SF — and guy I’ve interviewed a couple times Steve Earle showed up at the drum circle thing in NY today.
2:50 As I leave for second half of all-day Beethoven piano sonata marathon in NY, Mayor Bloomberg has just declared today "Beethoven Day" in NYC. Ludwig, strong defender of the 99%, rolls over in grave, no doubt still clinging to All Men Become Brothers. I’ll be back late tonight. Please, tell cops and mayors, no raids tonight.
2:25 Plenty of jokes about this already but now a full piece on U.S. declaring "pepper spray" a vegetable. Consumption way up since OWS protests began…
2:05 NYC cops now closing off street in front of Bloomberg’s apt in move vs. drum circlers and others, according to people there. Livestream here. What next?…
1:40 Update with details on UC-Davis moves below. 90-day probe shortened to 30 days. Chancellor says she moved after outpouring of concern from students and alumni and around USA. Cops suspended still not named.
1:10 KCBS in San Fran just reported two cops involved in UC-Davis pepper spray incident placed on administrative leave — which school refused to do until now. AP story that follows does NOT name John Pike: "Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in pepper spraying seated protesters are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates the investigation into the incident. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on Sunday said she has been inundated with reaction over the incident, in which an officer dispassionately fires pepper spray on a line of sitting demonstrators. Video of the incident was circulated widely on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter on Saturday." UPDATE: Brian Stelter of NYT says ridiculous 90-day probe of incident shorted to 30-days.