Occupation Roundup: Day 98

12.23.11 Bucky Turco

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: Lori Van Buren/Times Union)

Day 98

  • Mayor Jerry Jennings defended the dismantling of Occupy Albany on Thursday by claiming he wasn’t nearly as sneaky as other mayors: “I didn’t go in the middle of the night like they did in other cities. Our guys, they did show restraint.” A mounted police officer did pepper spray some protesters, but according to Jennings they deserved it. Above is a photo of demonstrators carrying one of their tents that wasn’t seized through the streets.
  • MoveOn says Occupy Wall Street started a long time ago, with a guy named Jesus.
  • Occupy Christmas on December 25th at Liberty Plaza with the Feast of Ebenezer.
  • Tiny Tenting” is the new tenting.
  • A judge gave Occupy London an early Christmas present by refusing to issue an immediate eviction order and said he won’t make his ruling till the second week of January.
  • The person behind a PR website to benefit OWS drops knowledge: “There are plenty of people financially in the 99% doing a lot of bad work and plenty in the 1% doing great work. There’s an unfortunate crisscross of name and reality.”
  • Occupy Wall Street made a thank you video for its supporters that was “passed by consensus through the New York City General Assembly.”