I urge you to address the issue of racism within your ranks. It is disappointing to hear accounts of people using racial slurs. It is disappointing to hear that when these issues were brought to attention, protesters tried to silence them.
Everyone has a right to be at these protests. You are…
We believe the white people of #OccupyWallStreet need to understand something: the feelings of economic insecurity, political powerlessness, and lack of support that have brought so many of us to the protests at Liberty Park have been lived by many of the people of color in this country for centuries.
Let me tell you what it feels like to stand in front of a white man and explain privilege to him. It hurts. It makes you tired. Sometimes it makes you want to cry. Sometimes it is exhilarating. Every single time it is hard. Every single time I get angry that I have to do this, that this is my job, that this shouldn’t be my job. Every single time I am proud of myself that I’ve been able to say these things because I used to not be able to and because some days I just don’t want to.
Brooklyn Bridge Protesters Illegally Ketteled Video Proof? 700 Illegal arrests?
Heres the Proof Police led protesters to the road way and kettled them. A debate has risen over whether the Occupy Wall Street protesters deliberately crossed onto the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, or were led there by the New York Police Department. The below video catches the early moments of the protesters stepping onto the Brooklyn Bridge.