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Police then increased their presence bringing in three arrest buses, stationing higher numbers of police around the perimeter of the plaza, and parking numbers of police cars on the blocks leading to the plaza by 7:00 p.m.


Union Square OWS March Police Net by Paul Weiskel 9/24/11 some rights reserved

A decision was made that marchers would be sent to One Police Plaza to demand information and necessary medical care for those arrested.

Rumors spread that the police were preparing for another mass arrest this time at Liberty Plaza.   One police officer told a protester that the march uptown went over the line.

Facilitators of the General Assembly instructed the approximately 4,000 in the plaza on what to do if arrested, pepper sprayed or tear gassed.   Some participates then made a decision to leave the park.   A large majority stayed.  

By 9:00 musicians arrive, their music cutting the tension and the atmosphere became jubilant.   Occupiers danced, ordered pizza, made plans, brought in equipment, called for first aid supplies and waited.

Candle "lights of peace" were lit around the park.   More and more protesters arrived back at Liberty Plaza, several thousand by 10:00 p.m.   The occupation was prepared with high intensity lights to keep streaming video should the NYPD move in.

At 10:30 p.m. the occupiers received copies of the early edition of the Daily News - page one: It's Wall Street.  The New York Times was also to publish a front page story on the occupation of Wall Street.

Word came at 10:40 that a number of protesters arrested earlier in the day were released and were returning to Liberty Plaza.

Late last night NYPD banned open flames (candles).


Union Square OWS March Trapped by Paul Weiskel 9/24/11 some rights reserved

Numbers Can Lie: Commentary

A quick word about numbers: As I mentioned yesterday, OWS isn't a 10 block march.   It isn't a 3 hour rally.   It's not just a day long march/rally, it ain't no Woodstock.   It is a 24/7 occupation.

This morning, Saturday September 24th, the Recovery Walk took place in Philadelphia.  The organizers had a good estimate of how many would march.  Each recovery organization told them how many of their workers, volunteers and program members to expect.  

I must say the 15,000 marchers looked quite impressive in their color coordinated t-shirts, a different color for each organization taking part.

The march took approximately 30 minutes (I am being very generous on the time here) to pass my observation point on Walnut Street.   Add to that a generous 90 minutes of set-up time.    Here's the math: 15,000 people times 2 hours = 30,000 people hours.

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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)
 

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You tell me.  I've been at this for 9 days. &... by Chaz Valenza on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:00:03 AM
Thank you for this fine work.... by conrad elledge on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 1:36:39 AM
If you need a break get one of us here at OEN to c... by lila york on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:06:29 AM
I can tell exactly how to do it.... by Chaz Valenza on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 7:32:29 AM
needs to keep trying to raise awareness about this... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 1:35:23 PM
Thank you for what you are doing.  I'm too ol... by macdon1 on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:41:48 PM
Coverage is sparse-your voice is needed! Thank you... by Ryan Em on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 7:00:58 PM
Cops are such total cowards. They ALL suffer from ... by 911TRUTH on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 1:09:04 AM
Really great work on this coverage Chaz.  By ... by conrad elledge on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 1:34:50 AM
After getting the run around from the 1st precinct... by lila york on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:04:56 AM
English as her second language answered (Are calls... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 1:45:23 PM
If only MORE people would do that and say NO ONE'S... by Virginia Simson on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:40:37 PM
Rob Kall has asked me to get the word out that OpE... by Chaz Valenza on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 8:59:45 AM
Many don't seem to care much about the goings on. ... by Steven G. Erickson on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:06:19 PM
The MSM is giving little coverage as possible to t... by Raymond Smith on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 3:56:07 PM
Occupy K Street is the next step.... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 4:55:22 AM
doing what we should all be doing! If that maced f... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:21:34 PM
You took the words right out of my mouth.  I ... by macdon1 on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:35:26 PM
And hey, I'm an old man from California! Much love... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:46:47 PM
As a veteran, (US Navy 1962-71) I am proud of the ... by Joe Walsh on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:35:11 PM
back down after trillions (and futures) have been ... by Paul Magill Smith on Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 7:03:13 PM
Looking forward is of severely limited value when ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 5:06:40 AM
watch out! The blind arrogance and stupidity that ... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 3:14:54 PM
There will be more civil inserection until fairnes... by George Schmitt on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:17:13 AM
those who seek to restore justice in their governm... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 5:02:37 AM
I shutter to think it might eventually become a fo... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:35:09 PM
Where's the MSM coverage of the Wall St protests? ... by John Lorenz on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 6:33:28 AM
but as usual it is lopsided, skewed and biased.cli... by Michael Shaw on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:42:24 PM
"The events of the day brought tensions and emotio... by Rixar13 on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:14:55 AM
"The events of the day brought tensions and emotio... by Rixar13 on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:16:12 AM
From the first post  ...this resonated with m... by Brian Giffin aka Talkswithants on Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:52:00 PM