Nov. 16, 2011 Occupy Wall Street's first camp is demolished and swept into the dustbin. But you can not arrest an idea, or a movement, or the truth. The worldwide movement lives on. And Wall Street is still the focus of attention. The movement was never about a single location because the camp was never allowed on Wall Street to begin with. Parks and city centers all over the US are simply manifestation of the power of an idea whose time has come. The police state, predictably, cleared corporate Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in a predawn raid.
(RussiaToday) Zuccotti Park today, Nov. 16, 2011, post invasion
Protesters have been allowed to return but without their insufficient winter equipment, which was stolen from them. The court intervened with a restraining order on police then quickly backed down due to 1 percenter multi-millionaire Mayor Bloomberg's influence behind the scenes. Demonstrators can now bring only a small bag with them, but no tents or sleeping bags are being allowed.