On a rainy 2 month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters gathered in song and dance to declare “the people united will never be divided.” The mostly peaceful protests in Zuccotti Park were marred with militant fighting, force, and restraint from the NYPD, as attempts to enclose the crowd were met with vehement push back.
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On the morning of November 15th, 2011, NYPD stormed over Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, ordering the members of Occupy Wall Street out and declaring the area closed until further notice. In defiance, the Occupiers stood their ground, vowing that they weren’t going anywhere.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Irene, thousands of people made it to Washington, DC to view the brand new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during what was supposed to be the official weekend of its unveiling. All photos by Luis Antonio Thompson.