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It's official, #OccupyWallStreet seizes The Brooklyn Bridge!

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:37 PM
Listen up everyone. I was there on the bridge, so let me explain what happened and clear the air.

The PLAN was to march (legally) on the pedestrian walkway. Now if you've been on the Brooklyn bridge, the part where it branches off into a pedestrian walkway from the road is pretty sudden and comes up quick.
With a massive crowd of 3000 people marching, it was impossible to see clearly up ahead. Maybe people in front led us to the roadway section of the bridge on purpose, but as for me, and I suspect most of us, we ended up down there accidentally, just caught in everyone's confusion.

The police were escorting us as they always do when we march, and they were directing the flow to ensure that many hundreds would end up on the roadway section. The police were walking alongside, in front and behind us, controlling our flow and guiding us ONTO the roadway! In the confusion, most of us either didn't realize what was going on or thought we were being allowed to march on the bridge as long as we stayed to the side, which has been the case in our past marches. The cops worked to ENSURE that many would be trapped on the bridge. They didn't tell us to take the pedestrian walkway with megaphones until AFTER getting tons of us onto the road and it was too late! The NYPD led us on the roadway to trap us and make us look like disruptive jerks, causing trouble for the sake of it. I realized what had happened, turned around and saw 30-40 cops getting orange nets ready, and paddywagons blocking the bridge up ahead. Trapped and seeing what was coming I climbed up the metal bridge to get to the pedestrian walkway and then watched as everyone I was just standing with were cuffed, mugshots taken on the spot, and taken away into big buses.

Basically, the NYPD manipulated the flow of people and took advantage of the confusion to FORCE us to block the bridge, then make us look like bridge-blocking bad guys, THEN told us we'd be arrested for blocking traffic. It was a total con. I seriously wonder if there were some undercover agents all the way up front, ensuring that more of us would walk into the trap. Many marchers also weren't from NYC, so they weren't familiar with the layout of the bridge. In a crowd of 3000 and a tiny pedestrian walkway, it was VERY easy to go the wrong way and get confused, especially since thousands had already started down the roadway and the rest of us just had to follow behind since we couldn't really see what was going on.

Long story short: The plan wasn't to block or disrupt traffic or anything else on the bridge. The cops took advantage of the situation to A-make it look like disruption was the plan, B-make mass arrests and C-Discredit us by painting us as troublemakers for the sake of making trouble. the cops also split the group in two by blocking us at the middle, on both the road and pedestrian levels. When asked why they were blocking people on the pedestrian level as well, they said they were "just following orders." The NYPD blocked the brooklyn bridge, NOT US.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:42 PM
Nice lies there pal. You do realise that there were cameras around there?

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by DeadBirdCitizen

This is coming out all over the place (people saying something similar) and I believe it's likely that there was a mix of things that led to this... Some are innocent, some are instigators and some planned ahead... Things like this happen in a very large protest (not excusing it) but also not surprised by it.

Plus side is that you can't stop the word from spreading around the 'net, down side is that the MSM will probably spin the other side of it and as is the case for most things, the REAL TRUTH is probably somewhere in the middle.

P.s. Thanks for the personal account, it is great to hear from those who were there!

edit on 2-10-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:45 PM
reply to post by Donkey_Dean

You are 100% correct. Bankers buy politicians like toys.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by PsykoOps

yah who was that gal that looked like she was leading them to go out on the bridge after the cops told them not to? They definitely had a mission to "take the bridge". These are professional protesters in front.

I wonder if some of these "leaders" who are guiding people out onto the bridge and what not are Ruckus Society members. Ruckus Society was part of the original planning of this event.

edit on 2-10-2011 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:50 PM
Seems occupy wall street is gaining momentum. Good to see some professionalism from the protester's

Peace Out

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 03:57 PM
Yes, it is obviously gaining momentum. Fox news is running the story about every half hour now...still saying the most that have gathered is 2,000. Still painting the protesters as whining college students.

It won't be long until MSM will have to take this seriously...if they want to keep their ratings

As this movement continues to grow, people will go to where it is being reported to get the news.
edit on 2-10-2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:05 PM
NYPD video: Occupy Wall Street protesters at Brooklyn Bridge warned they could be arrested

BY Emily Sher AND Barry Paddock

Originally Published:Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 11:51 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 1:22 PM

The NYPD released videos Sunday showing a captain with a bullhorn warning Occupy Wall Street protesters just before nearly 800 of them were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge.

"Ladies and gentleman, since you have refused to leave this roadway I'm ordering your arrest for disorderly conduct," the captain says, barely audible over the chants of protesters.

Scores of protesters were arrested in a tense stand-off Saturday when thousands of them blocked the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the bridge for nearly three hours beginning around 4 p.m.

The NYPD released the video after some protesters claimed cops set a trap for them by initially allowing them to march, then arresting them without warning.


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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by LadySkadi

Exactly man. it was a mix of many things but most (I'm sure not all) of us were caught on the bridge as a result of confusion, pure and simple. PsykoOps, who posted the video above as proof that I'm "lying," obviously hasn't ever tried to march across the brooklyn bridge with 3,000 people. There were people saying "Take the bridge!" and the cops did tell us to go up onto the walkway, but this was AFTER they LED us onto the roadway. He can post whatever "video proof" he wants, but he assumes just because he found a nice 50-second video clip that he's figured it all out. He has jack squat for context for that short little video clip he found. Context is everything, and he has absolutely none to go with that video. Was he there? No. And yet he claims to know what happened better than someone who was actually there because he found a 45-second video clip. Now I appreciate people trying to get to the bottom of this and find out what really happened, but if you weren't there, you can't decide you've figured it all out just because you saw a video clip with no context and no footage showing a bird's eye view of what was going on.

In a crowd of 3000, well, it shouldn't surprise anyone that people might not be able to hear everything (or anything, for that matter) that is being said by police hundreds of feet behind them over thousands of people chanting and screaming.

The mission of the march was to get across the bridge and meet in the park on the brooklyn side. Were there protestors up front that intentionally led the rest of us onto the roadway, despite the plan and it being illegal? I think it's likely. Does that mean that all of us understood what was going on? HARDLY. Most of us just got caught down there.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:11 PM

edit on 2-10-2011 by sam_inc because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:39 PM
Come share why You are protesting.

ATS Thread, Why Are YOU Protesting???

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 04:58 PM
The bankers are allowing themselves to be sacrificed. What better way to bring about a New World Order that to sacrifice a counterfeit "Illuminati" so you can bring about a real New World Order all while most people believe that they have just been saved from it and its been defeated

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 05:53 PM
It is not a media conspiracy. The truth is hard for some of you to swallow but the rest of the USA cares as much about N.Y.C. as you care about us. You may be the center of your own Universe but you are no more interesting than a Mississippi hand fisherman or an episode of COPS set in L.A. We do NOT CARE how your unemployed suido-hippies spend their free time, get over it.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:03 PM
Some of you need to realize who these people are. These losers want Obama re-elected and the introduction of a totalarian Government, a Dictatorship. There people are the enemy of Freedom, not heros of Democracy. If you are a Freedom Loving American you should applaud every time one of the vermin are arrested..

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:25 PM
They can protest wherever they want to as far as I am concerned - as long as it isn't private property. Who's to say that 10.000 people of the like mind cannot decide to take a peaceful stroll together?
Not me.

But I don't like protest zones like SOME people do.
edit on 2-10-2011 by hadriana because: I said public but I meant private.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by doctornamtab

constitutional law is like god it over rules all.

when freedom to assemble is ignored by tear gas you go into part two the right of revolution.

no one is going to change anything until they are ready to die for it in this country, who let a cop arrest a 13 year old girl ? - people that don't really care enough thats who.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:33 PM
I do not think this protest will wake anything up...

Or will really get anyone's attention..

Especially when all these people are looking in the wrong direction..

Back to the blame game. It sounds like they have the tools necessarily to make a change they just lack the focus and intelligence...

Cursing the GOD, that failed is something out of Monty python.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:43 PM
Don't you just love cointel-pro operations with a false flag Ace up your sleeve that you may or may not play.

Are you sure this illuminati or The Powers that Be, or whatever you want to call them....are you sure they are enlightened?
Are you sure they are fit to be called Royalty, the elect, rulers, or sons of god?

I can spot them in almost everything they do nowadays from 100 light years away.

I have harnessed the power of the "11" mwhahahahahahahahaha

I will make my buddy spock dance a jig on the masonic checkerboard as a gesture of good faith before I decide what to do with the country.

posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 06:55 PM

Originally posted by MissingRonnieR
Some of you need to realize who these people are. These losers want Obama re-elected and the introduction of a totalarian Government, a Dictatorship. There people are the enemy of Freedom, not heros of Democracy. If you are a Freedom Loving American you should applaud every time one of the vermin are arrested..

And you know this how? Please, enlighten me. oh, all knowing one....
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 07:13 PM
Such a shame that people have no idea, what to do?

Officer: "This way, please. Stay to the left"
Protester: "Officer, what are these bars, and what's with all the fencing and bobbed-wire."
Officer: "Oh that, pay no mind to that! It's for your SAFTEY.! Now, when you hear the sound of gas, leaking from a pipe...DO NOT BE ALARMED. That's just extra oxygen."

Protester: "Uh, excuse me Officer, but how long will we be here?"
Officer: "Don't worry, it'll be over before you know it!"
Protester: "Thanks Officer, I knew you were a good guy."

Officer slams cell doors, and turns on the gas; while mumbling...."Suckers!" Buh-Byyyyyyye!

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