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* SUNDAY *
11:00 @OccupyArrests counts 81 today, and 3350 so far. And it’s early. Predictably, OccupyDublin is fun, with lots of music.
7:55 Video from Oakland where guy with camera posing no threat to police shot with something — see gun flash and guy goes down.
7:40 Occupy Riverside (Calif.) just raided by cops. And they tweet: "Occupiers followed police after taking down tents and canopies to city hall. ‘Shame on rpd end police brutality’ we are chanting."…
7:10 Here’s story on today’s hugely successful encircling-the-White-House protest (and see below).
6:55 Today’s song for Occupyers everywhere (a daily feature for more than five weeks): It closed today’s big Tar Sands protest at the White House, and now here is Marvin Gaye doing his "What’s Going On," with vintage political footage.
4:40 Gotta hand it to Russell Simmons, he is at Zuccotti almost every day. Only celeb to do so.
3:50 Protester earning college credit for occupying Zuccotti.
2:50 Livestream of Tar Sands demo encircling White House (see below). They claim they not only accomplished it but three deep. Obama reportedly golfing. Reminds me of Nixon watching football during big Vietnam era protests (which I attended).
2:30 John Aravosis on 9/11 Truthers allegedly aiming to co-opt Occupy, with email.