Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in prindat and e-book, my other books here…
11:00 Quite a scene at Union Sq after big rally and march, but will cops move in again tonight? Rumors that they may act soon. Tent in evidence. I always wondered why OWS did not take advantage of that site long ago. See Tim Pool’s livestream below plus here is Luke’s.
7:10: Massive crowd for Trayvon starts march just now in NY (see livestream below). Kind of crowd OWS will need this spring to succeed. Trayvon’s mother tells crowd, "Our son did not commit any crime. Our son is your son." Marchers chant, "We are…Trayvon Martin." Well, not true for most, and racial profiling is focus of march. Breaking: Sanford, Fla. City Council just now passed no confidence vote vs. police chief, by 3-2.
6:05 Big turnout for Trayvon rally in NY’s Union Sq, plenty of OWSers there, march to begin soon (see item below), Skittles being tossed to crowd, chants of "I am Trayvon." Tim Pool livestream below and another camera here:
3:45 NY Daily News: Video shows infamous top NYPD guy Esposito rapping protester with stick on Saturday. "The eight-second clip — part of a longer video feed taken on St. Patrick’s Day and obtained by the Daily News — does not appear to show the protesters, one of whom may have suffered a blow to his jaw, fighting back." NYPD denies problem, says video "speaks for itself." Indeed.
3:10 Cool article with graphics about guy who collects ’60s protest materials with links to Occupy, maybe. Of course, been there, done that, though I do not go as far back as Port Huron Statement.