First they tried to divert the trains from taking people there, saying the ACE was going to suddenly run from Canal St and then go straight into Brooklyn. That was fun.
We met a woman on the train who came with us to the GA.
The park is now fenced in by barricades and the police monitor who comes in and out. You cannot enter if you are carrying items that they deem to be too large, and they are filming people.
But a lot of people came out tonight.
Hundreds of people who are still determined to work hard and to rebuild.
Trinity Church is letting OWS use their property to prepare food for everyone.
We all talked together and passed food around while the cops stood by and watched us.
It was empowering. It was energizing. People figuring out solutions together. Breaking bread.
This attack on us has given us even more momentum, even more drive.
So I thank you, NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg, for giving us yet another burst of energy, and for growing the support for this movement amongst the people. Every time you try to beat us, we just get stronger. So thanks.
You can’t stop this.
A first-hand report from tonight’s GA at Zuccotti. The “momentum” line is one you’ll be hearing much of in the coming days. Occupy Wall Street had gone stagnant. What it needed—and the city really didn’t—was this jolt. The American Autumn is hardly over. It’s just entered phase two.