UPDATE: Massive Convergence on Times Square @ 5pm – Protest 7,000 Strong and Building


UPDATE:  Current estimates of the crowd amassin in Times Square upward up 6,000 with more streaming in from other locations

Video from NY Daily News via Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuain14Ilek&feature=player_detailpage

The October 15th Global Day of Action has been highly successful in New York City as far, gaining even greater momentum and numbers this afternoon, to reach critical mass this evening in Times Square.

Over 5,000 marching from Washington Square  currently – with another 3,000 in formation at Zuccotti/Liberty Park prepared to head north.  23 confirmed arrests confirmed earlier today (from Adbusters) at a Citibank “account-closing” occupation.

From Adbusters twitter feed: “We are unstoppable, another world is possible” they chant, as the march proceeds north in the direction of Times Square…

Impressive activity in other cities as well – London, Rome, Hong Kong, Amsterdam…   more to come.

Link to the Mass Convergence Times Square event:  https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159911157436152

And the latest newsfeed from www.OccupyWallSt.org:

NYC Live Updates

  • 12:35 p.m. March from Liberty Square to Washington Square Park passes Church and Chambers – numbers more than a thousand.
  • 12:54 p.m. Bronx Police hold entrance to subway open for Bronx General Assembly – march heads downtown for free, filling two entire cars.
  • 1:05 p.m. Poetry cipher broke out during the Bronx General Assembly on the 4 train.
  • 1:16 p.m. March from Liberty Square to Washington Square Park passes 6th and Broome.
  • 1:23 p.m. At least twenty NYPD vehicles heading to Washington Square Park.
  • 1:29 p.m.. Two thousand are gathered for General Assembly in Washington Square Park. Thousands more are marching to meet them.
  • 1:49 p.m. March from Liberty Square passes Waverly Place, nears Washington Square Park.
  • 1:57 p.m. March from Liberty Square reaches Washington Square Park. Thousands in the General Assembly meet them chanting, “Wall Street, no thanks – we don’t need your greedy banks.”
  • 2:19 p.m. Citibank action 555 La Guardia Place. Occupiers are inside and currently being arrested.
  • 2:23 p.m. At least 22 arrested in Citibank.
  • 2:28 p.m.Police at 555 La Guardia Place are arresting occupiers in Citibank who are attempting to close their accounts.
  • 2:43 p.m. Around four thousand in Washington Square Park. Around three thousand in Liberty Square.
  • 3:19 p.m. Zombie group arriving in Washington Square Park. Hundreds march from Liberty Square to Citibank at 555 La Guardia Place in solidarity with arrested occupiers.
  • 3:26 p.m. General Assembly of Washington Square Park marches on Times Square. 8th st and 6th ave.
  • 3:36 p.m. It appears that Twitter is censoring our updates.
  • 3:40 p.m. March from Washington Square Park is at 11th St and 6th Ave. At least five thousand strong



The Times Square Mass Convergence event tonight should be one hell of a party…



Austin Lord

Austin Lord is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, focusing in Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology with an area concentration in Himalayan Studies. His ongoing research concerns processes of social and spatial change in areas affected by hydropower development in Nepal, with a particular focus on changing livelihoods and shifting patterns of migration and mobility. Austin spent over six months conducting fieldwork within Nepal during 2012 and 2013, focusing specifically on the upper watersheds of the Trishuli and Tamakoshi rivers, and he plans to return to Nepal in 2014-2015 to continue and expand this work. Prior to attending Yale, Austin studied Hydrology at Portland State University and received an A.B. in Economics and Studio Art from Dartmouth College. A broader collection of his photographic work (from Nepal and elsewhere) can be found at www.austinlord.com.

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