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Brooklyn Bridge March 20111001 | by Tomathon
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Brooklyn Bridge March 20111001

As you can see, we visited Liberty Square (arriving late), made our way to Brooklyn Bridge (Church st, Vesey, Park Row) Marchers at Centre & Chambers were then blocked from south by cops who came tearing in from Vesey (4:05-11). We couldn't reach them (and looking at the nervy cops, didn't want to), so we went down Frankfort as march entered the bridge. Cops had by that time (c.4:15) blocked FDR & Pearl Street entrances to bridge on both sides. Cops were telling motorists on Pearl that Protesters were blocking the bridge (c. 4:17). Literally at the moment marchers entered the bridge. Exit/ entrance stairs were blocked by cops (so no exit allowed from ped walkway). From below we could see only cars, no peds, on south roadway (c. 4:15-20).

 

From that point we moved to South Street Mall (third level) to get view of whole bridge. At that point data service on AT&T -- which had been nothing, not even E while voice had five bars -- returned. Saw arrests, police helio (only: at one point c. 6pm a press helio arrived. Stayed ~ 1 min before police helio returned and press fled or were ordered by traffic control, up the East R out of sight at rapid clip), At that point busses appeared on bridge to take arrestees: we could identify six in all. Also post helio incident, s police patrol boat positioned south of bridge, and tourist boats and other small craft made 180 degree turns both north and south out of area. Assuming there were radio orders at that time to clear river of civilian craft.

 

Took pictures and monitored updates till 7pm, arrived Liberty Sq 7:20, via Wall Street. On Wall pairs of cops stationed at every building entrance, four plus a whiteshirt at the Trump building, all looking v worried.

 

On return to Liberty Sq, cordoned by uniforms, as huge crowd sang and fraternized w cops. White shirts then pulled back cops c 8pm, riot squad groups appeared around corner south on Bway. After reportbacks at sq, we returned to Ferry via Greenwich & State. EVERY tiny side street had police vans up them, EVERY corner down to ferry had a uniform stationed at corner. The Police presence in whole of downtown smothering, including cameras mounted on main avenues, "terror" barriers around Wall, french barricades along every street in area, including tourists blocked from approaching Wall Street Bull (well south of Wall) with four cops stationed to "protect" it from when we arrived (3pm) to when we left (8:30pm)

   

Below is my twitter accounts from c4pm to c8pm (start time for “hours ago” id noon 10-02)

    

tommymiles

Woman in NY Giants rain poncho just walked by: can't we get a gross of @NYJets ponchos down here? #OccupyWallStreet

15 hours ago

 

tommymiles

#OccupyWallStreet desperate need of sleeping bags rain ponchos & winter coats: bring them to Liberty Sq NYC

15 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Now reporting complaints of street vendors in area displaced by police : finding galleries , shops to relocate them #OccupyWallStreet

15 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Woman JB just spoke to saying on Brklyn side of ped bridge were directed to stairs by cops, saying they could exit: and were then arrested

15 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Video of report back right now #OccupyWallStreet yfrog.us/15ta9xz yfrog.us/15ta9xz

15 hours ago

 

tommymiles

@

@ArnaudContreras haven't see them: now mass reportbacks, concensus "voting" on policy

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Wall of fraternizing uniformed cops on Bway just pulled out, riot cops coming to corner #OccupyWallStreet

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

The consequences of 70s thinktanks, 90s Fox News, is those screwed by crisis don't think perps to blame

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Julie says 1 young cop women talking to: cop says he thought mortgage crisis caused by Barney Franck (Gay US legislator hated by Fox )

16 hours ago

OccupyKC

OccupyKC OccupyKC

by tommymiles

Our GA is happening right now. Unfortunately, our livestream is down. We could use some help in the power/connectivity department. #OccupyKC

16 hours ago

Arnaud Contreras

ArnaudContreras Arnaud Contreras

by tommymiles

#occupywallstreet on @ajenglish ! #huhuhu

16 hours ago

NYCLU

nyclu NYCLU

by tommymiles

UPDATE: Cops Accused Of Trapping #occupyWallStreet Protesters On Brooklyn Bridge For Mass Arrests: Gothamist bit.ly/o9USMf bit.ly/o9USMf

16 hours ago

Antiwar.com

Antiwarcom Antiwar.com

by tommymiles

Arrest the messenger. RT @MsRaeJones: @Antiwarcom They just arrested the folks who were shooting the live feed.

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Discussions at Liberty Sq #OccupyWallStreet Have names of 100 arrested today, number at least double yfrog.com/nyhdtbsj yfrog.com/nyhdtbsj

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Halal kabob cart @ liberty sq doing hella business yfrog.com/kljdywsj yfrog.com/kljdywsj

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Now a white shirt cop (boss) is coming over to break it up. Bosses are rich kids here and cops will actually speak #occupywallstreet

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Women talking to cops in small groups, offering them food, smiling: telling them you're on same side we are #occupywallstreet

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

The media wants to paint these people as hateful, privileged: come here and see #occupywallstreet

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Woman reading letter sent to #occupywallstreet from woman saying she can't be here cause she works 2 jobs, takes care of her family

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

The cops are herding, swearing, beating, & arresting them And they are joyful, smiling, welcoming everyone #occupywallstreet

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

One of the most life affirming things I have ever seen #occupywallstreet I walked down wall street, cops nervously guarding Trump tower...

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

... Singing "we are unstoppable" over and over, smiling. It literally sends chills down my spine

16 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Liberty sq is amazing: these kids who've just beaten by cops are gathered, focused inward, not at the cops scowling at them in a cordon ...

16 hours ago

Anjali Mullany

anjalimullany Anjali Mullany

by tommymiles

About 200-300 protesters under arch at 1 Centre Street South near Police Plaza, trying to figure out what to do next. twitpic.com/6tnqy7 twitpic.com/6tnqy7

17 hours ago

 

tommymiles

That @tomfinn2 given the horror he sees daily in revolutionary #Yemen, is tweeting about #OccupyWallStreet then they've done something...

17 hours ago

tom finn

tomfinn2 tom finn

by tommymiles

RT @jonswaine: NYT reporter @natashalennard, who has been arrested on Brooklyn Bridge during #occupywallstreet, is British

17 hours ago

Democracy Now!

democracynow Democracy Now!

by tommymiles

Audio account by woman who was on BK bridge during #OccupyWallStreet protest via @RDevro bit.ly/qQyDRU bit.ly/qQyDRU

17 hours ago

Gary Hayes

GaryPHayes Gary Hayes

by tommymiles

And the revolution will be Twittervised, only. #OccupyWallStreet

17 hours ago

Brandworkers Int'l

brandworkers Brandworkers Int'l

by tommymiles

"You are in there for us, we are out here for you." - IWW principle of jail solidarity. #occupywallstreet #classwar #brooklynbridge

17 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Phone dying, heading back to Liberty Sq & home : We lucky/wusses who were blocked from joining march south of bridge think of our heroes

17 hours ago

Anita Hunt

lissnup Anita Hunt

by tommymiles

Lamine Mangane set to become a Facebook hero after police shot him dead at #Mauritania protest snup.us/e78 snup.us/e78

17 hours ago

Sarah Marian Seltzer

fellowette Sarah Marian Seltzer

by tommymiles

NYPD Mass Arrests of Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Firsthand Account from AlterNet Staffer Trappe.. bit.ly/nvtOVR bit.ly/nvtOVR

17 hours ago

 

tommymiles

As if on cue, fog rolls on around Brooklyn Bridge #occupywallstreet

17 hours ago

The Indypendent

TheIndypendent The Indypendent

by tommymiles

truly a surreal and historic sight on the #brooklynbridge right now. Public employees arresting the public to protect the banks [-MJopinion]

17 hours ago

Ryan Devereaux

RDevro Ryan Devereaux

by tommymiles

Elderly woman makes her way off bridge, fist in the air. Prostesters chant at police, "We pay you!" #occupywallstreet

17 hours ago

Arnaud Contreras

ArnaudContreras Arnaud Contreras

by tommymiles

@

Hey @tommymiles stop taking pictures of cops, turn your lens on protesters ;)

17 hours ago

Anita Hunt

lissnup Anita Hunt

by tommymiles

Recent #Mauritania tweets: snup.us/MRT snup.us/MRT

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

arresting people for gathering in public park @RDevro: from pedestrian area of BK bridge says police kettling up there too #onelawforthem

17 hours ago

Ryan Devereaux

RDevro Ryan Devereaux

by tommymiles

Woman who was just released from pedestrian area of BK bridge says police are kettling up there too. #occupywallstreet

18 hours ago

Jillian C. York

jilliancyork Jillian C. York

by tommymiles

  

Barricades at the foot of the bridge lots of cops all ready to shut down go back to Liberty Sq #occupywallstreet twitpic.com/6tmz3c twitpic.com/6tmz3c

18 hours ago

Ryan Devereaux

RDevro Ryan Devereaux

by tommymiles

One woman just said, "they've turned the BK bridge into a jail." #occupywallstreet

18 hours ago

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET

OccupyWallStNYC #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

by tommymiles

Sending a backup army of smartphone users 2 #BrooklynBridge. Our media team is legion. #occupywallstreet #sep17

18 hours ago

AnonOps

  

tommymiles

NYPD Boat keeping tourist boats away from Brooklyn Bridge #occupywallstreet twitpic.com/6tn4d3 twitpic.com/6tn4d3

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

5th & 6th police busses lining up on bridge to be filled w protester arrestees #occupywallstreet

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Funny how the NYPD always say we don't need to worry about being filmed unless we're breaking law: but they don't allow press to film them

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

Funny 1st press helio showed up: 2 min later police helio returned and press fled/ were directed up the East River out of photo distance

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

I count four #NYPD busses to fill w those arrested for peaceful protest (photo) did they do this at #TeaParty demos? twitpic.com/6tmupr twitpic.com/6tmupr

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

US cops have one way of dealing w peaceful demos they agree w and another for those they don't And they call this democracy

18 hours ago

The Stream

AJStream The Stream

by tommymiles

Do you have videos of arrests at the Brooklyn bridge? Send it to #ajstream #OccupyWallStreet #nyc

18 hours ago

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

ASE Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

by tommymiles

U.S. anti-corporate movement expands | The Stream - Al Jazeera English #occupywallstreet #ows stream.aljazeera.com/story/us-anti-corporate-movement-exp... stream.aljazeera.com/story/us-anti-corporate-movement-exp... via @AJStream

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

NYPD brass bought and paid for by Wall Street: explain again why libertarians hate #occupywallstreet ? www.ericallenbell.org/group/occupy-wall-street/forum/topi... www.ericallenbell.org/group/occupy-wall-street/forum/topi...

18 hours ago

US Day of Rage ☮

USDayofRage US Day of Rage ☮

by tommymiles

"J.P. Morgan Chase "donates" $4.6 Million to NYPD" ning.it/r5CFBD ning.it/r5CFBD #occupywallstreet #usdor via @vashondogboy

23 hours ago

allisonkilkenny

allisonkilkenny allisonkilkenny

by tommymiles

Arresting thousands of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge? NYPD should get paid for doing #OccupyWallStreet's PR.

19 hours ago

M. Gould-Wartofsky

mgouldwartofsky M. Gould-Wartofsky

by tommymiles

#NYPD has surrounded and kettled march of thousands on the Brooklyn Bridge. Mass arrests ongoing. Solidarity needed. #OccupyWallStreet #OWS

19 hours ago

Rachel Wohander

RachelWohlander Rachel Wohander

by tommymiles

the view from brooklyn bridge is peaceful revolution. occupy wallstreet.

19 hours ago

Maxwell Strachan

maxwellstrachan Maxwell Strachan

by tommymiles

Situation tense on Brooklyn Bridge as large, dense group of protesters not being let through by NYPD huff.to/p2hdHn huff.to/p2hdHn

19 hours ago

Regan Lee

reganlee Regan Lee

by tommymiles

To all in Occupy Wall St and on Brooklyn bridge.: from the west coast, thank you and our thoughts are with you stay strong

19 hours ago

Kelly Campbell

kellyblue Kelly Campbell

by tommymiles

How wrong is this? Nypd kettleing protesters on both ends of Brooklyn bridge to arrest. Shame Nypd. #99percent #occupy

19 hours ago

carmar descamento

   

tommymiles

Funny, for 1/2 hour by Brooklyn Bridge we had 5 bars phone coverage but zero data service: never seen that anywhere else #OccupyWallStreet

18 hours ago

 

tommymiles

cordons of nervy cops prevented me from meeting Brooklyn Bridge march: hearing & seeing them from below #OccupyWallStreet

19 hours ago

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Taken on October 1, 2011