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Tim Pool, our Media Director, was kept out of the Press Area by people working for UnitedNY. They were trying to guarantee a safe environment, and this was a huge misunderstanding. They’ve graciously apologized, and we’ve gladly accepted. We’ll all be in better communication next time to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
Journalist told Tim Pool that arrested members of the press are in danger of loosing their press passes. Considering the arbitrary arrests of people with official press passes on tuesday morning, that’s intimidation.
NBC Reports their chopper pilot misunderstood directions. Airspace over lower Manhattan is open.
All choppers are called away. Airspace over lower Manhattan has been closed.
Over 9,000 people are standing in Foley Square right now. This is a massive gathering.
Foley square is completely packed. Henry Ferry is en route. Tim Pool is marching with 3000 others who are heading to Foley square now.
There are seven choppers in the air that I can confirm. Some are news, others are NYPD.
Huge confrontation between protesters and police!
Protester kicks over police barricade and is tackled, papers are being thrown out of a window! THIS IS AN OCCUPIED BUILDING, JOIN US TAKE IT BACK!”
Thousands marching down 5th ave, facing off with a few dozen officers. We now have two streams up.
We can confirm that there are other marches in other places around the city. People are occupying the subways, telling their stories. In addition to this, a march is beginning, heading to Foley Sqare.
“We stood up against economic injustice, and for that, they took our tents, they took our medicine, they took the people’s library.”
Sign: “Student Debt is a National Threat.”
Marchers have arrived at Union Square.
Video of Bloodied protester being arrested:
Captain Lewis, Retired, of the Philly PD was arrested while in full uniform today:
This is what we’re being told: A man known as Brendan “Romania” was kicking barricades. We’re told that the police tackled him to the ground, bashing his head on the curb surrounding a flower bed.
His clothes are in the park, and there is blood on the ground.
Protesters have told us that the man who kicked a barricade was beaten by the NYPD and stripped. His pants, scarf, and boots are lying on the ground.
They stripped him in the park.
There is blood on the ground.
At least one person arrested. They ripped something that looked like a camera out of his hands.
One protester was hit in the head, and is bleeding. We’ve seen photographs over our video on others’ cameras.
Tim Pool is now in the park.