Thursday, October 20, 2011

Medical Tent

Courtesy of Animal
Photographer: Bucky Turco
Occupy Wall Street stops N.Y.P.D.
from removing the medical tent.

Another victory at Zuccotti Park when police arrive to take down the medical tent.  Jesse Jackson arrives, too, linking arms with the demonstraters who succeed in non-violently blocking the removal of the tent after what is described as some tense minutes.

Courtesy of Animal
Photographer:  Bucky Turco
The Reverend Jesse Jackson links arms with OWS demonstraters
to stop the removal of the Medical Tent

Photos and story here at Animal.


Occupy Wall Street gathers statistics on supporters.  The survey conducted by City University of New York professor, Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán, Ph.D., shows the sample as highly educated and politically independent. 

50.4% employed full-time, 20.4% were employed part-time,13.1% unemployed, 2.6% of respondents retired, 1.3% disabled, 2.6% homemakers, 9.7% are full-time students. 

47.5% earns less than $24,999 dollars a year, 24% earn $25,000 - $49,999 per year, 15.4% earn $50,000 - $74,999, 13%  earn over $75,000 with close to 2% earning over $150,000 per year.

Most use Facebook and youtube.  Only about 30% uses Twitter.

Parents For Occupy Wall Street

OWS reports being busy cleaning the park again - this time for a family sleep over on Friday night. 

Parents For Occupy Wall Street starts with a website here for anyone interested in New York activities or starting a group in their own area. 

Parents and children have been at OWS demonstrations across the country.  See here, here, and here, with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary performing for young audiences in N.Y.C.  In the photo below, a Seattle father tells the reporter, "We're here to take the future back."

Courtesy of Seattle Times
Photographer: Aaron Jaffe
A Seattle Family Paints Signs and Gets Ready
For The Occupy Seattle Oct 15th March.

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