Occupy Updates: 'Occupy the Kochs' Tonight in DC, 15 Arrested in Front of Goldman Sachs

--At 6:00 this evening, the activist organizers of the guerrilla drive-ins are holding another event, this time with the aim of "Occupying the Kochs." The action will take place during a screening of Atlas Shrugged hosted by the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity, which is also feting Ronald Reagan at a dinner this evening. The guerrilla drive-in will take place in a nearby parking lot (for those of you in DC: 7th St. and L St. Entrance at 1025 7th st. NW) and will feature "popcorn, good food, and a great time while we watch fun videos that expose the Koch Brothers in colossal fashion." More info here.

--We mentioned this briefly yesterday as it was going down, but now we know that a total of 15 activists were arrested in front of Goldman Sachs yesterday following the "People's Hearing" at Zuccotti Park. Among those arrested was journalist Chris Hedges.

--Tomorrow at 2:00, Occupy Wall Streeters will march from Zuccotti Park to the US Court House building in Foley Square "to help expose the looming cash-for-immunity deal between the Obama administration and big banks." More info at the Facebook event page.

--It seems that the NYPD is still taking generators in lower Manhattan, this time from a food vendor who's been feeding many Zuccotti Park occupiers.

--If you want to remain in the loop about eminent Occupy Wall Street evictions, text @occupyalert to 23559 to sign up for SMS alerts.

--Speaking of small, effective occupations that aren't getting much attention, we hear that Occupy Riverside, California, generated a stir at a local Bank of America branch yesterday when a member of the group tried to go in and close his account. The activist was denied entrance by police, who said the bank could refuse service to anyone.

--Meanwhile, the ACLU has stepped in to help Occupy Minnesota, arguing that restrictions against protesters in downtown Minnesota -- "including new limits on what space protesters can occupy, storage of personal possessions and whether they’ll be allowed to stay outside when the temperature drops" -- are unjust.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 4, 2011, 6:49am

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