The birthplace of our movement – Occupy Wall Street’s camp in Liberty Square (AKA Zuccotti park) have come under police raid tonight.
Reports indicate the area around the park has been sealed off and media are not being allowed in. Police are moving through the park, destroying tents and throwing away donated supplies. Subway stops nearby and the Brooklyn bridge have been closed.
There are unconfirmed reports of large numbers of arrests and pepper spray used.
Occupy Seattle stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in NYC and urge them to stay strong and resolute in the face of the aggression shown by Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD.
Livestream here: http://www.livestream.com/occupynyc
Call Mayor Bloomberg’s office at 212 639 9675 and the NYPD 1st precinct at 212-334-0611 to demand they stop this raid and respect the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters