Marines Headed to Occupy Wall Street to Protect Peaceful New York City Protesters?
Possibility that Marines (part of the 99%) Will Head to NYC to Protect Occupy Wall Street Protesters
LIBERTY PLAZA, NY (INTERNET) - The Daily Kos reported Saturday evening that a message is going out for volunteer marines to descend upon New York City to protect the protesters utilizing their right for peaceful assembly to protest wrongs in this great nation.
Posted around 10 am EST on Facebook, Cynthia Johnston, Audrey Molsky, Andrew Ryan Gilligan and 1,109 others liked the post as of 12:34 am EST. There were a total of 764 shares so far as well.
Whether the message will spread and whether the US Marines (retired or otherwise) will show up in New York City at Liberty Plaza to protect the protesters remains to be seen. There have been a lot of complaints about the NYPD treatment of protesters since the peaceful assembly began on September 17, 2011.
Posted on Facebook earlier today:
The Marines are coming to Wall St...(to PROTECT the protestors)
"I'm heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform.
I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:
I didn't fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now it's Congress' turn.
My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let's see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets.
I apologize now for typos and errors. Typing this on iPhone whilst heading to NYC. We can organize once we're there. That's what we do best. If you see someone in uniform, gather together.
A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.
We all took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the constitution of this country. That's what we will be doing.
Hope to see you there!!"
Daily Kos had over 100 comments on the piece at the time this is being reported. The validity of the post remains to be seen, but this could change things dramatically as the two week peaceful protests continue.
Zuccotti Park = LIBERTY PLAZA
A park in New York City has been renamed unofficially by its current inhabitants according to the Livestream coming from the event. Zuccotti Park has been dubbed "Liberty Plaza."
Mainstream media and bloggers are reporting here and there, the LIVESTREAM has been up and down for most of the protests. Still, it has remained one of the best source of information about the Assembly of peaceful protesters in New York City.
According to a statement on the Occupy Wall Street website, the movement represents anger over what they call the principle of “profit over and above all else.”
“The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,” the statement said. Demonstrators at the event echoed that sentiment according to media reports
Additional Occupy Wall Street NYC Protest Reading
- Occupied Wall Street Journal: Operation Occupy Wall Street Spawns Birth of Newspaper
- Occupy Wall Street: Hundreds Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as NYC Protests Continue
- NYC Occupy Wall Street Protest Continues: Areas Blocked as Police Arrest Seven
- Zuccotti Park Dubbed Liberty Plaza as NYC Protests Continue after Sep 17 Day of Rage
- NYC Protests: Operation Occupy Wall Street Continues for Second Day
- Day of Rage Protest Continues in NYC: Media Mostly Bored or Biased
- Day of Rage NYC Protests Continue, Mainstream Media Takes Notice
- Day of Rage Photos and News Being Released, but Not By Mainstream Media
- Day of Rage in New York City; Peaceful, Non-Violent Assembly Planned
- Day of Rage to Descend on New York City, #occupywallstreet Spreads on Twitter
- LIVESTREAM of EVENT
- Official Website
The 99% Who Occupy Liberty Plaza wrote:
This is the second communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.
On September 18th, 2011, about 400 of us woke up in the Financial District amidst heavy police presence. After an impromptu dance party, we resumed our General Assembly in One Liberty Plaza around ten in the morning. We made our demands heard, which are many but revolve around a common point: our voice will no longer be ignored.
At noon a large group of us marched through the Financial District and Battery Park chanting “this is what democracy looks like.” During our march many onlookers joined our ranks, while many more expressed solidarity with our cause. By the time the detachment returned to One Liberty Plaza over 100 sympathizers had joined us. Our efforts were bolstered by generous donations of food and water from across the country and the world. As the day progressed our numbers continued to grow, and by three in the afternoon we were more than a thousand strong.
Before sunset 500 of us marched on the Financial District, where hundreds of onlookers joined us. After we reconvened the General Assembly the police demanded we remove our signs, but they did it for us instead. Later, they threatened to arrest us for using a bullhorn, so we spoke together in one voice, louder than any amplifier.
We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying One Liberty Plaza, were decided through a consensus process by the group, for the group.