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Thousands Headed to NYC for Wall Street Occupation
by mamamia Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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12 noon, Saturday September 17th is the arrival date for thousands of people tired of the corporate stranglehold on economic policies. Wall Street, New York City is the place to show up ready to protest using the "legal encampment" strategy.
According to a federal court ruling in 2000, the use of "public sleeping as a means of symbolic expression" is allowed on public sidewalks in New York City. (METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, INC., Plaintiff, -against- HOWARD SAFIR, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, et al., June 12, 2000 [99 F. Supp. 2d 438; 2000 U.S. Dist.]).
On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices and we will not leave until that demand has been met.
Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.
Can't come to NYC? Use the "legal encampment" strategy in your own city!