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Police barricade Wall St.
General News · 17th November 2011
Richard Jacobs
The epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Zucotti Park, lay in the front yard of Brookfield Asset Management’s corporate headquarters in lower Manhattan. Brookfield, the parent company of Island Timberland, was granted a court order yesterday to have the tents of occupiers removed from the park. This act proved to be the long awaited tipping point that overnight has galvanized the city. Terri and I marched with thousands of people today and tonight thousands more as health care professionals, teachers, students, religious leaders, auto-workers, and many other groups gathered in front of city hall making their presence felt, and heard, in what has truly become a global phenomenon. Certainly the police presence was strong, and there were confrontations, some bloody, scattered throughout the day, but overwhelmingly the NYPD were kind and, if anything, supportive of protesters numbering in the tens of thousands. These photographs offer an idea of the scope of the protests.

Richard Jacobs
Terri Storey
Evening protest at City Hall
Evening protest at City Hall
Evening protest at City Hall
Evening protest at City Hall
"Clearcut Brookfield"
"Clearcut Brookfield"