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October 17, 2011

Zucotti Park – October 15th, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 3:34 pm

As of October 15th, the Occupy Wall Street movement had been down in lower Manhattan for almost a month. Many argue as to what the point of the protests are (I saw agendas ranging from marijuana legalization to pro-communist conversion movements), but nobody can argue that these gatherings aren’t sparking up much needed discourse amongst young and old with regards to the state of this country. One person I spoke to described the gatherings as “a minestrone soup of angst”. It seemed as though this was partially true for adults, but most of the kids were just there to have a good time and enjoy a life without responsibility. I wasn’t surprised to see that most didn’t understand that the majority of people who work on the street (like myself) make less than most teachers out on Long Island…

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Zucotti Park is the home base for OWS. There was lots of talk about the police moving in and forcing the protesters out in order to clean the park. The occupants stood their ground and the park’s owners backed off. From what I saw, things were relatively clean, but who knows what was underneath all of those tarps…

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TV antennas were everywhere

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El pueblo, unido…

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This guy had some nice pink hair under his hat. I tried taking a picture of him washing in the bushes, but he shot me some wild devil eyes and I backed off

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More details, please…

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Makeshift Corpsman

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Putting that art school talent to use

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I saw a few people losing their cookies around the park in the few hours I was there. Must have been some good drugs being circulated!

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Wake up

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Hard at work

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Appropriate backdrop

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This guy’s tarp was blocking one of the pathways. One of the park’s owners told him to keep everything clean or they’d be kicked out. He ended up attacking another one of the protesters after he was yelled at again.

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Just kids

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He was hugging one of the resident drug dealers in the park… apparently for good reason…

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Paws and effect

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Ruined one of my favorite childhood songs…

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The blonde chick was all about free love. She ran around smoking everyone’s dope and giving them free gropes and smooches. She was very 1968…

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William H. Depperman – Spokesman for the communist party movement. Apparently, his views have provolked some serious responses with some people…

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/depperman/

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Face painting was a big thing amongst the yoothes

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Executive decision

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Dude was in his own “suite” surrounded by tarps. Nobody dared tresspass near his plastic blue palace

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Footing the bill

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… or until it gets cold outside…

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Irrespective/Perspective

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My third eye seen it comin’

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Time to reflect

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The cameras flocked to Sid Vicious III

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Brothers in arms

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This group was calling for reparations from slavery.

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Generation ¿Que?

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POWER TO THE PIZZA!

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Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, more practical theories were at play…

3 Comments »

  1. Excellent work documenting this event, Billy. Hope you (and your camera) weren’t hit by any exiting vomitus from the participants. As I shoot mostly birds, I’m typically strafed by flocks of Ibis with an uncanny ability to target my 100 to 400 with accuracy most WWII bombardiers would be proud of. Hope all is good in NYC.

    Comment by Christopher Tippins — November 7, 2011 @ 6:08 am

  2. What a truncated collection of loser freaks alienated not only from the means of production but most of all the real working class who bust their asses every day I would not trust these motherfucker to sell me a joint not to mention anything important revolution or political change they are just as bad or worst than the Tea Party they all look like they could work for the government. .

    Comment by Andrew Stergiou — September 28, 2013 @ 6:27 am

  3. Gee wiz the NYPD FBI CIA supported fringe of anti-working class phrase monger sociopathic freaks who need to try and get a fucking job rather than a nickel bag of FBI pot, am I suppose to have respect for what has no respect of even their own damn selves? They eat dress and live better in in prison garb WHY?

    Comment by Andrew Stergiou — January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm


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