Today marks the fifth day that crowds of people have marched, chanted, eaten and slept on the sidewalk in protest of unbridled corporate greed in America.
Although total turnout is lower than hoped, the throng of nearly a thousand protesters refuses to leave, exercising their legal right to assemble on the sidewalks surrounding Wall Street.
As police aggression toward protesters increases, organizers have unanimously agreed to accept the services of a local lawyer who has promised to protect their right to assemble and even erect tents in Liberty Park.
The Nation reports that “outcry erupted yesterday when it became apparent that Yahoo was censoring emails that contained references to the Occupy Wall Street protest. A sender would receive a message that there was ‘suspicious activity’ detected on their account when they tried to send a message relating to the event. Yahoo later responded, saying the culprit was an overzealous spam filter.”
#OccupyWallStreet’s invitation to those in New York City and beyond:
You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the capitalists. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak.
Come take the square with us at Liberty Plaza.
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