On Sept. 17, 2011, members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) started camping out in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s financial district, and since then the movement has spread to 1,500 cities. One of its most enduring icons has been the Guy Fawkes mask, popularized by the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta and a constant presence at protests worldwide.
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This is an AWFUL misrepresentation of occupy wall street. A tiny fraction of the beautiful and diverse people participating in this movement wore masks, you're making it look like the entire movement is based on mask wearing and violence. Shame on you guys.
To see how Occupy Wall Street really started and what they believed in at the beginning, read my firsthand account as a bank whistleblower uncovering the largest bank fraud in history here: http://thoughtforyourpenny.blo...
I'm from the AntiRepression Committee of Occupy Oakland. There were no firebombs on November 2nd in Oakland. The Port Shutdown had 20k peaceful protesters and late at night, there was a bonfire that peaceful protesters actually got burned trying to put out. As a matter of fact, in Oakland Nov 2nd, there were only 3 arrests, and then 38 on November 3rd.
Arrests of activists and photographers are happening at protests right now in NY. Democracy Now! has both live coverage and interviews on the show today all dedicated to OWS, I suggest checking it out for more in-depth coverage. You can watch at http://democracynow.org