By: PeaceLoveSprayPaint | Sep 16, 2012 Featured
Getting into the Urban Wasteland. A mass of concrete and people. And the next thing seen is two of Mike Bloomberg’s Thugs, outfitted in what seems to be Seal Team 6 gear, complete with M-16. Guarding what you may ask? Times Fucking Square. Not sure whether or not this is something just for our OWS anniversary, or Times Square is a hotbed of terrorist activity. No idea, but a lot of Starbucks, McDonalds, and other perpetrators of true terrorism.
Later after making our way to Washington Square Park, it was a nice peaceful oasis of anarchists, Occupy Wall Street teachins and breakout teachings and discussion. Hundreds of people politely and peacefully discussing this and that about actions and the future of the movement, playing guitars and banjos, passing out flyers and newspapers.
It seemed we had forgotten about something. There was one thing missing. Right. The Swine had decided to remind us of their presence, and we had a serious issue. Our Dangerous Weapons.
We had PVC pipes holding up banners!!! A large batallion of 50 or so of these Swine, led by some portly gentlemen in White Shirts, had decided that we needed to remover all PVC pipes from all banners and displays. The NYPD Theater of the Absurd begun. A quick tour of the park later, and we re-installed our PVC Piping.
“Hello Mr. and Ms PVC Pipe, how are you doing today?”
“We are doing well! If holding up this display is our part of this Revolution, Then this is part of the Revolution!”
“Well you are being excellent, thank you so much Mr. and Ms. PVC Pipe!”
Shortly afterward, two impomptu marches happened, one to Trinity Church, one to Zuccotti Park. Both are within blocks of each other. After the crazy walk (incriminating evidence removed) we ended up at Zuccotti. Somewhat smaller than I had thought it was, continued onwart towards Trinity Church.
Or that was the idea. The Swine had other ideas.
A new march was in progress. Well, not so much a march as much as it was a RETREAT!!!
A violent pack of swine was pushing and forcing the group to move back to Zuccotti. Also known as the Freedom Pen. No reason to in there. Swarming Swine just yelling about Obstruction of the Sidewalk, as they push in a line obstructing the sidewalk themselves. Ten arrests later, things seemed to calm down. Trinity sleepful protest maybe cancelled tonight.
Taking a different route, do jail solidarity at city hall. Our brothers and sisters are in jail, we should be there when they get out. Again, the Swine had different ideas. after a few hours, my friends and I left. A Twitter storm later, while laying down at Trinity for Sleepful Protest, information pointed to City Hall Park getting surrounded by squad cars, and a group of 13 people doing peaceful Jail Solidarity, some who had just arrived in NYC from DC, were swarmed like flies to shit, and immediately arrested, the charge: Violation Local Law Parks Regulations. (English MOTHER FUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT!)
People being arrested for bullshit charges, just to get them off the streets, just to dampen the spirits, just to kill the mood. Trinity Church, the occupied sidewalk on Broadway, was nothing but laughter and sloganeering. They will not kill the mood here. OWS is still here. We will not be intimidated.
FTP my comrades. FTP.