Livestream: #OWS Attempts Joyous Re-Occupation of Zuccotti, Kicks off American Spring
During a joyous six-month anniversary celebration (#m17), Occupy protesters streamed into Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza tonight, and declared:
— OWS Sustainability (@sustainableOWS) March 18, 2012
Occupiers held a raucous General Assembly, followed by "park defense" trainings. Soon human microphone chants of "a-anticapitalista" "general strike!" and "whose park? our park!" began to fill the park as occupiers greeted each other, sang together, and celebrated. Over their text message network, supporters were asked to bring tarps and blankets to the park and last the night--and maybe into the future. A number of people were arrested during actions earlier today--expect more police actions if protesters do try to camp.
Follow the two livestreams below, and stay tuned for firsthand reports tomorrow. A few of my favorite tweets from the night are below the livestream. The "American Spring" is kicking off.