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Summer (weather) is here (in March) and the time is apparently right for “fighting in the streets” as over 70 are arrested over the weekend as Occupy Wall Street returned to Union Square in NYC as well as Zucotti Park to celebrate the 6th month anniversary of the movement.
The anniversary prompts reflection on the movement's direction and predictions by activists and politicos alike.
Some foresee the movement gaining momentum...for example see Amy Goodman's interview with City University of New York (CUNY) Professor and author Frances Fox Piven and SEIU Organizer /Labor Activist Stephen Lerner who weigh in with a thoughtful discussion as well as Guardian UK Correspondent Ryan Devereaux. democracynow.org (at 12:07, right after headlines)
At the Occupy Midwest conference, according to ksdk.com occupiers “clashed with police” at Compton Resevoir Park, where they are alleged to have violated the park's 10 PM curfew.
Occupy said the action was unnecessarily violent, and “completely unjustified.” Live video coverage featuring interviews with the demonstrators is on Occupy Midwest's Facebook page. As many as 14 may have been arrested, the group is set to meet again at the park at 9 AM US CDT.
"Another Day in the Life of Occupy Protester:" OccupierLoki
Occupy Miami experienced a “militarized law enforcement” raid on their “safe house" at Overton after their plans to rally were busted up by riot police. Raw footage with commentary, above.
According to YouTube poster OccupierLoki :
Tensions and anticipation on both sides as today is the official deadline for Occupy New Haven who released a list of demands yesterday. Protesters have filed legal appeals and created a barricade around the camp. wtnh.com A call has gone out to other Occupy supporters via social media and “reinforcements” are said to be on the way. New Haven Independent
National : Occupy Atlanta protesters in Atlanta upped the ante by staging protests at several Chase Banks yesterday , leading to multiple arrests. Police allege paint was thrown and operations at the banks were disrupted, by placing locks on entrance doors and vehicles blocking the atm drive-thru. The civil disobedience was supposedly designed to get the bank to place a “moratorium on foreclosures.” ajc.com