The police have been shutting down Occupy Movement encampments all over the country in the last several days; the NYPD raided the central encampment in New York City’s Zuccotti Park in the early-morning hours of Tuesday. Now the protesters who were evicted are back, though tent-less— and according to one OWS website, they’re vowing vow massive action tomorrow.
The demonstration calls for action to kick off at 7 a.m.:
“Enough of this economy that exploits and divides us. It’s time we put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks.”
By 3 p.m. there are plans to ‘Occupy the Subways’ and take the protests into Bronx, Brooklyn, Queen, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
Protesters then plan to gather at Foley Square at 5 p.m., before a march to the Brooklyn Bridge.
The website and promotional posters call for peaceful demonstration, although it’s going to be difficult for the day to play out peacefully, if it ends up at all like the escalated demonstrations that took place in DC during the Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the Dream Summit.
In that incident traffic was impeded, and at least two protesters were involved in pedestrian traffic accidents. Daily Caller reporters were harassed on camera, children were reportedly accosted by protesters, and an elderly woman was injured in the midst of a human blockade around the Washington D.C. Convention center.
Tensions between the protesters and police have already proven high, and hundreds of arrests were made on Tuesday morning alone. With OWS actions moving more fluidly around New York City, tensions may still rise higher. It only takes the actions of a few bad apples to send things down a slippery slope. Whether it’s a transgression from protesters, or police — this to get out of hand very quickly, and unfortunately, the bad apples are already making themselves known.
Following the Zuccotti eviction on Monday, video was captured of one protester vowing to make November 17 a day of violent action:
“In a few days you’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s.”
Here’s the video, but be warned, the language is graphic:
Hopefully, fools like that guy will sleep in.