Zuccotti Park was a mix of tears, hope and anger yesterday afternoon. No one was sure what the outcome of OWS’s eviction would be, but drum circles pounded away, thousands chanted to the thirty or so cops now bunkered down in the empty square and more than one person told me about Thursday morning’s “Shut Down Wall Street,” the all day city-wide event marking the two month anniversary.
I could hear the chanting and sirens before I even got up to the street from the subway. They were distant and the streets of downtown Manhattan are still filled with many who are going about their daily lives–slightly disorienting considering the chaos I thought I’d encounter. Women on their phones and men in suits pass me in a hurry. And then I catch a glimpse of it.
A huge yellow banner reading “OCCUPY WALL STREET” is being carried across a street a block east of me.
People walk silently, marching down Broadway toward Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Movement.
“What happened with the court order, are you allowed back in yet?” I ask one tired looking boy holding the banner.
“Absolutely not, there are cops everywhere–but we’re going back. And we’re staying,” he replies.
Well, that statement is worthy of a
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