History of the Occupation

July 13 – culture-jamming activist group Adbusters put out a call for “20,000 people” to “flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months,”

Aug 2 – 1st General Assembly called by Bloombergville-New yorkers against budget cuts – at the charging bull

Aug 9 – 2nd General Assembly at the Irish Potato Famine Memorial around 200 people show up

Aug 13 – Sep 17 General Assembly meets every Saturday, 5pm at Tompkins Square park. Working groups are formed such as tactical, legal, internet, food, and out reach

Sep 17 – General Assembly scheduled for a 3pm meeting at Chase Plaza, due to baracade General Assembly moves to Zuccatti park, one of several back up locations choosen by the tactical working group

Sep 24 – March to Union Square amid severe police violence





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