‘Occupy’ camp marks six-month anniversary

Today marks the six month anniversary of protesting at one of New York City’s (now) most famous landmarks, Zuccotti Park. Demonstrators have recognized the lack of attention drawn to the march, and have taken it upon themselves to try and re-ignite the media flame that was once there.

Here is coverage from Zuccotti Park in New York City (updates will be posted at the top):

Dozens of arrests taking place. Very ugly scene.

— Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) March 18, 2012

Officer: "If you don't leave the park, you'll be arrested for trespassing." Everyone laid down. #M17 http://t.co/tIjbsj8z

— Andrew Katz (@katz) March 18, 2012

Officers yell, "Park is closed." Trying to pull apart people who've linked arms. Livestream: http://t.co/aVOpIX1f #ows #zuccotti

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 18, 2012

Uniformed cop tells me he's prepared for a "long night" of "babysitting" at Zuccotti. "It's not gonna end," he adds. #m17

— Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) March 17, 2012

Officer Paddy's packing pepper spray at Zuccotti Park. #Ows pic.twitter.com/Aa0hBbCM

— Alexander Reed Kelly (@areedkelly) March 17, 2012

Zuccotti Park #occupy #nyc http://t.co/NVy1L03h

— Jorge Gonzalez (@jhgonzalez7) March 17, 2012

Here’s an excerpt from the New York Daily News:

The crowd at Zuccotti Park swelled to about 300 people by midday and about six people were taken away in handcuffs, police and witnesses said.

“We are unstoppable, another world is possible,” many demonstrators chanted as a few clashed with police, witnesses said.

Many said the turnout resembled the crowds that took over the park on Sept. 17

“The energy is back at Zuccotti Park,” said City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan).

“It looked like it did in the beginning,” said protester Jesika Gonzalez. “The crowd was screaming and chanting.

For those who say #Occupy is ddead, just look at zuccotti today. Does it look dead? #OWS #SuckItCritics

— Maes Hughes (@BlairInRevolt) March 17, 2012

More arrests happening as police surround the park. #m17 #OWS pic.twitter.com/jU3aFkWC

— Hmmm (@DemGLUTES) March 17, 2012

Current scene at Zuccotti Park #M17 http://t.co/A8SHX033

— Andrew Katz (@katz) March 17, 2012

RT @modernactivism: "An elective despotism was not the government we fought for" – James Madison #activism #occupy #OWS

— Shannyn Moore (@shannynmoore) March 17, 2012

Another view of the two dozen or so police lined up at Zuccotti. That ledge is secured. #m17 pic.twitter.com/2rh3qHh8

— Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) March 17, 2012

Greetings from Zuccotti Park! Wish you were here! pic.twitter.com/gJrf66kL

— #OWS screenprinter (@GypsyAtSea) March 17, 2012

Brookfield sec. removed all trash cans at Zuccotti after protesters used them for drums. Demonstrators now roaming w/ their own trash bags.

— Ryan Devereaux (@rdevro) March 18, 2012

The New York Times has a running blog on this:

An empty #zuccottipark after police forcibly removed protesters. pic.twitter.com/bYb1dBKQ

— Clare Trapasso (@claretrap) March 18, 2012

Thanks 2 the thousand or so who came 2 my speech @ Left Forum tonight – & then came over w/ me 2 Zuccotti Park. We instantly doubled the #s!

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 18, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/17/occupy-camp-marks-six-month-anniversary/

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