Sunday, July 1, 2012

Philly National Gathering Videos

I'm not there, but have to post this:

Occupy supporters open a five-day protest

"Several dozen protesters affiliated with the Occupy movement convened from cities nationwide on Independence Mall Saturday, setting off tensions with park rangers on the first morning of a planned five-day national Occupy gathering.

Rangers disgruntled occupiers by telling them that they could not bring their tents, even unassembled ones, onto the lawn owned by the National Park Service.

Told that they could not set up a card table to distribute literature on the Market Street sidewalk without a permit, protesters held out a 'people's permit' that they had drafted."

June 30, police escalate against those in the park:

Source: JRozLive

Philadelphia Mayor Wants Occupy National Gathering Participants to Go Thirsty in Heat

Record-breaking heat has been sweeping the United States. The Occupy movement is holding a major National Gathering in Philadelphia right now, where the temperature has reached ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit. Anyone spending hours out in this weather needs to drink water so as not to pass out from heat exhaustion. But Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, a Democrat, has issued orders instructing city departments and other organizations in the city to not give water to occupiers.

Occupiers intended to be able to get water from a fire station nearby where the Gathering has been taking place (right downtown around Independence Mall). When occupiers went to get water for participants who would be at today’s activities, a firefighter said the department could not give occupiers water. A direct order had been given from Nutter to not provide water to occupiers. 

June 30: Occupier is shoved in the throat by cowards:

Chris Hedges speaks at Occupy July 1, 2012

Source: OccupyEye

July 1:  Protesters Kettled And Arrested At Occupy National Gathering #NatGat Part 1/2 



Jesse Halden kettled:


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