Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy New York Raided and Destroyed by Police

Occupiers in New York marching back to Zuccotti, with temporary restraining order on Tuesday morning:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/national_world&id=8432441#&cmp=twi-kgo-article-8432441

Veteran beaten at Occupy New York Tuesday morning,
wearing Iraq Veterans Against the War t-shirt.
Twitter photo Allison Kenny

UK Guardian: Five Journalists arrested at Occupy Wall Street New York


Journalists arrested at Occupy Wall Street NY: 2.52pm: We reported earlier today on the complains that journalists have been obstructed in reporting the eviction and aftermath. A number have been arrested. This the tally so far:
• Julie Walker, a freelance reporter for National Public Radio was arrested in the early hours of the morning, despite wearing an NYPD-issued press badge.
• New York Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak was arrested at around 12.15pm today while covering the aftermath of the eviction. He is on a police bus, and filing updates for the NYDN live blog.
• AP print journalist Karen Matthews and AP still photographer Seth Wenig were arrested at the same time as Lysiak, aand a photographer from DNAInfo. All had been with protesters who had gained access to ground owned by Trinity Wall Street church at Duarte Square. Police cleared the area, and arrested everyone .http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/nov/15/occupy-wall-street-zuccotti-eviction-live#block-6
Occupiers chained to kitchen area at 3 am




Police throw belongings in trash 2 am


Police at Occupy Wall Street New York at 1 am







Video above: Police beating occupiers (Warning: This video contains police violence.)
New York police raided and destroyed Occupy Wall Street New York at 1 am. On Tuesday morning, after filing a restraining order, the crowd was marching back to Zuccotti Park in New York.
At 3 am, a group of occupiers were chained in kitchen area. After tear gas, or fire extinguisher, sprayed, they were arrested. The park was cleared in the predawn hours. Police threw occupiers belongings in dumpsters and hauled those away. Screen captures by Censored News.

Video of teargassing at 3:30 am
Click link to watch:

Al Jazeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2011/11/2011111565910312603.html
Reuters: http://live.reuters.com/Event/Occupy_Wall_Street2
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15733189
Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park), home of Occupy Wall Street for the past two months and birthplace of the 99% movement that has spread across the country and around the world, is presently being evicted by a large police force in full riot gear.
We will reoccupy!

Occupy Wall Street Updates

  • 3:36 a.m. Kitchen tent reported teargassed. Police moving in with zip cuffs.
  • 3:33 a.m. Bulldozers moving in
  • 3:16 a.m. Occupiers linking arms around riot police
  • 3:15 a.m. NYPD destroying personal items. Occupiers prevented from leaving with their possessions.
  • 3:13 a.m. NYPD deploying sound cannon
  • 3:08 a.m. heard on livestream: "they're bringing in the hoses."
  • 3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square
  • 2:55 a.m. NYC council-member Ydanis Rodríguez arrested and bleeding from head.
  • 2:44 a.m. Defiant occupiers barricaded Liberty Square kitchen
  • 2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.
  • 2:42 a.m. Brooklyn Bridge confirmed closed
  • 2:38 a.m. 400-500 marching north to Foley Square
  • 2:32 a.m. All subways but R shut down
  • 2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYTimes reporter arrested.
  • 2:22 a.m. Frontpage coverage from New York Times
  • 2:15 a.m. Occupiers who have been dispersed are regrouping at Foley Square
  • 2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Liberty Square
  • 2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed -- reports of at least one reporter sprayed
  • 2:03 a.m. Massive Police Presence at Canal and Broadway
  • 1:43 a.m. Helicopters overhead.
  • 1:38 a.m. Unconfirmed reports of snipers on rooftops.
  • 1:34 a.m. CBS News Helicopter Livestream
  • 1:27 a.m. Unconfirmed reports that police are planning to sweep everyone.
  • 1:20 a.m. Subway stops are closed.
  • 1:20 a.m. Brooklyn bridge is closed.
  • 1:20 a.m. Occupiers chanting "This is what a police state looks like."
  • 1:20 a.m. Police are in riot gear.
  • 1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers.

Phone

  • Call 311 if you're in the NYC area.
  • NYPD 1st Precinct: 212.334.0611
  • NYPD Central Booking: 718.875.6303
  • NYPD Internal Affairs: 212.487.7350
  • City Hall: 212.788.3058

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