Is Anne Hathaway Occupying Wall Street?
Twitter user @Elana_Brooklyn tweeted a photo of someone who resembles the star holding a sign that said "Blackboards Not Bullets" during today's protests in Union Square. Hathaway does live in New York and her newest movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," did just wrap filming near Zuccotti Park, but it's hard to tell if it's her. What do you think?
Legal Advisor To Oakland's Mayor Resigns Over Brutalization Of #Occupy Protestors
Dan Siegel will no longer be advising Mayor Jean Quan on legal matters. Instead he has decided to stand with the 99%. This comes after Siegel urged people to head to the protests last night to stand with the protestors as the police raided their camp.
How The Media Is Covering #OccupyOakland's Horrific Night
So last night the streets of Oakland turned into a Michael Bay movie for a while. The images and video are somewhat reminiscent of those we saw in Egypt earlier this year. Seeing as these type of images occurring in our country are somewhat rare, I figured it would be interesting to see how the media was covering the story. Here are a few looks at where and how news sites featured the story.
Mitt Romney Understands How #OccupyWallStreet Feels
Mitt Romney totally worries about the 99%. He understands them. I mean just look at this quote from Romney about #OccupyWallStreet over a totally random picture from his past. Again totally random. Not chosen to illustrate any point. Definitely not.
#OccupyWallStreet Protests In Madrid
The protests in Madrid, were peaceful, family-oriented, and included people of all ages. The most amazing moment of the demonstration, which took place at Plaza del Sol (the heart of Spain's capital), was when a live orchestra performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony over loud speakers. It was an amazing experience, unlike anything I've ever seen in the States.
#OccupyWallStreet Demonstrators To Protest In East Village
Demonstrators linked to #OccupyWallStreet are going to picnic in East Village, Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park at noon Saturday. The picnic in the park will be followed by a general assembly which, according to one activist, will include "food to share, drums, musical instruments, art supplies anything else you can think of to make this a fun and noisy but peaceful occupation." Some protesters have considered staying overnight.
SNL Alum/Crazy Person Victoria Jackson Goes To #OccupyWallStreet
Actual Quote from Jackson in the video: "The real issue is, Obama is a Marxist, and he is stirring up racial divide and class warfare on purpose." If she hadn't already long since ruined the re-watchability of Chris Farley-era SNL, she has now.
25 Kids At #OccupyWallStreet
We've seen the wide variety of people who are at Occupy Wall Street, and now that the movement has been lasting weeks, more and more kids are showing up to support their parents and fight for a better future for themselves. And they look as cute as you'd think they'd look while doing it.
#OccupyWallStreet Protesters Expand Demonstrations Into Greater Manhattan
Several hundred protesters have migrated from their posts in Manhattan's Financial District to demonstrate further north in Washington Square Park. "We're not going to give up [on the Wall Street area]," one protester said. "It's sometimes hard to move around there. We have a lot of people." (via.)