Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today Is Occupy Wall Street's Day of Mass Action. Here Are Some Details

Occupy Wall Street groups, unions, students and others are joining together to engage in a national day of action today, referred to as #N17 (November 17), for the two-month anniversary of the Occupy movement. Events are planned across the five boroughs.

UPDATE: Tens of thousands of protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge as part of today's events. Photos and story here.

Brooklynites will gather at several locations, including Brooklyn Borough Hall, Grove Street, St. Jose Patron Church and the Broadway Junction subway hubs.

Day's Schedule

* Occupiers will gather at Foley Square at 7 a.m., then march to confront Wall Street with stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. "Exchange stories rather than stocks" on Wall Street. (While Occupiers plan to be non-violent, they should expect to get cracked on the head by men in riot gear, some being private security forces paid for by the 1 percent.)

* 3 p.m.: Occupy the Subways. Folks will gather at seven central subway hubs:
  • Bronx
    • Fordham Rd
    • 3rd Ave, 138th Street
    • 163rd and Southern Blvd
    • 161st and River - Yankee Stadium
  • Brooklyn
    • Broadway Junction
    • Borough Hall
    • 301 Grove Street
    • St Jose Patron Church,185 Suydam St, Bushwick
  • Queens
    • Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave.
    • Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer
    • 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights
  • Manhattan
    • 125th St. A,B,C,D
    • Union Sq. (Mass student strike)
    • 23rd St and 8th Ave
  • Staten Island
    • St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal
    • 479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond
People will take their stories to the trains, using the “People’s Mic."

* Student Strike: Gather at Union Square, 2 p.m.

* 5 p.m. 'Take the Square, Recreate Our Economy.' March from Foley Square to the Brooklyn Bridge. The celebration will culminate in a festival of light.

According to the NY Daily News, "The day will end up with an evening march to the Brooklyn Bridge, where mass acts of civil disobedience are planned, including a sit-in by 99 faith leaders representing 'the 99%.'"

This schedule will probably change so check Occupy Wall Street for updates. We're told that the events will be live-streamed here as well.

Poster by R. Black

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