Keeping up with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement is a daunting task for news outlets big and small, so from here on in, we’ll be doing a daily roundup of the latest goings-on. (Photo: astrobuddha/flickr)
- Last night, approximately 1000 police officers descended on Los Angeles’ City Hall Park to force out about 200 mostly peaceful protesters. Several live feeds managed by citizen journalists captured footage of the raid in addition to pool of mainstream media reporters handpicked by the LAPD.
- Like its West Coast counterpart, Occupy Philly was also dismantled in the middle of the night, which their police commissioner said was done to “minimize any conflict.” Ha, yeah and media presence!
- A devoted Occupy Wall Street demonstrator who goes by the name Dicey Troop needs some donations so that he can stick to his full time protesting duties, which is mostly comprised of live-tweeting General Assembly meetings.
- If you think this year’s Occupy Wall Street movement made a big splash, wait till you see what’s going to pop off in the warmer months of 2012 and the lead into the general elections.
- President Obama is fundraising amongst NYC’s 1% tonight and Occupy Wall Streeters are going to march to the Sheraton hotel where it’s happening.
- For those people sick and tired of trying to explain why the Occupy Wall Street movement is important, MoveOn created a nifty video complete with easy to understand visuals and a musical accompaniment that will tug at your heartstrings: