This is the second communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.
On September 18th, 2011, about 400 of us woke up in the Financial District amidst heavy police presence. After an impromptu dance party, we resumed our General Assembly in One Liberty Plaza around ten in the morning. We made our demands heard, which are many but revolve around a common point: our voice will no longer be ignored.
At noon a large group of us marched through the Financial District and Battery Park chanting “this is what democracy looks like.” During our march many onlookers joined our ranks, while many more expressed solidarity with our cause. By the time the detachment returned to One Liberty Plaza over 100 sympathizers had joined us. Our efforts were bolstered by generous donations of food and water from across the country and the world. As the day progressed our numbers continued to grow, and by three in the afternoon we were more than a thousand strong.
Before sunset 500 of us marched on the Financial District, where hundreds of onlookers joined us. After we reconvened the General Assembly the police demanded we remove our signs, but they did it for us instead. Later, they threatened to arrest us for using a bullhorn, so we spoke together in one voice, louder than any amplifier.
We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying One Liberty Plaza, were decided through a consensus process by the group, for the group.
UNBIASED ARTICLES ABOUT THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND
WALL STREET DAY OF RAGE NEWS UPDATE: September 19th, 2011
OCCUPY WALL STREET Protestors expect to stay for a long time.
Marches on Wall St. and Picket Lines Expected in front of barricade entrances and exits.
Protestors intend to continue camping and protesting indefintely until they make a difference.
Protestors still trying to determine their list of demands.
Protestors meeting in organized General Assemblies for strategy and coordinated efforts day to day.
8:40 PM Eastern Time New York.
"A list of demands have been made, they demand that we quietly go back to being sheep and elect more politicians to protect wallstreet from itself"
"Police have surrounded the square and the protestors are not able to get more gasoline. "
"It is critical to get more people to join the movement."
Plans for march on Wall Street
Monday, Sept. 19 to start between 7:00 and 9:00 AM
The march took place around 8:00 to 9:00 PM Monday morning.
According to LIVE VIDEO - Pre-Recorded Streams.
4 arrested for wearing masks.
1 arrested for jumping police barricade
2 arrested for attempting to enter Bank of America Corp.
Seven arrests confirmed as of 1:30PM Monday September, 19th.
Liberty Plaze taken and held near wall Street.
Police seize Global Revolutions gas supply in attempt to silence the LIVE STREAMING VIDEO FEED.
Apparently there are many reports of Facebook Organizational Groups as well as folks from Reddit Social Network and 4 Chan ready to ship in and join the reported 5000 - 9000 protestors already present at Zuccotti Park. The march is planned to begin between 7 AM and 9 AM Eastern time.
Protestors on the ground are calling this event Occupy Wall Street drawn from the Twitter Hash Tag #OccupyWallStreet.