Contrary to what you might infer from the lack of coverage in the mainstream media, the Occupy Wall Street movement remains alive and well in many cities across the country.
Hoping that cold weather and physical violence would crush protesters spirit, city governments from New York to Oakland decided to stage raids on many OWS encampments throughout the months of November and December. As a result, many of the largest and most widely attended occupations were denied the right to protest in public areas.
One such eviction occurred just last week, in Albany, New York. And rather than take it lying down, members of Occupy Albany have become one of many groups to file lawsuits against†their†city government.
The short film below provides a unique look into the events of December 22nd. Watch as Occupy Albany protesters attempt to defend†the information tent, march around the city, and are then pepper sprayed by police upon returning to Academy Park.
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