The New York Times:
Occupy Wall Street marked its two-month anniversary in New York on Thursday with a “Day of Action” featuring an attempt to delay the opening of the New York Stock Exchange, demonstrations on the subways, a vast rally in Foley Square near the federal courthouse and unscheduled clashes with the police in Zuccotti Park that left a protester with a bloodied face and an officer with a lacerated hand.
"Sound cannons" were used by police against protesters at one point. Late in the day, 99 people, apparently including at least one city councilman and SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, were voluntarily arrested after staging a sit-down at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Times' City Room has been updating throughout the day, and seems a good source for ongoing information.
In assorted other Occupy news:
- Retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis, arrested while protesting.
- Bridges nationwide were targeted by protesters and union demonstrators today. See here for some pics.
- From the AP, photos of Occupy protests around the world.
- It turns out that coverage of the Occupy movement by newspapers with filthy-rich owners has been unsympathetic to the protesters. Well there's a surprise.
- The Daily Caller has done their best to smear the protesters. But when a reporter and her cameraman were beaten by New York police, it was protesters that came to help.
- An Oral History of a Vanity Fair Photographer's Arrest at Occupy Wall Street.
- 26 reporters who have been arrested covering Occupy Wall Street. Also see Bloomberg's spokesman's peevish response.
- Another poll demonstrating that Americans strongly agree with the movement's messages:
[The poll] finds that 67 percent of Americans agree that government should do more to reduce the gap between rich and poor, which a large majority says is growing. Sixty nine percent favor hiking taxes on millionaires. Fifty seven percent favor eliminating tax breaks for corporations. Sixty seven percent oppose cutting federal programs that help the poor (though a large majority also says the poor are too dependent on government). A plurality, 48 percent, thinks the American Dream — that if you work hard, you’ll get ahead — no longer holds true.
- Tweet patterns differ between Occupy and Tea Party supporters. The Occupy network "is bigger, more diffuse, more active, and less centered on already established Twitter relationships." Plus, pretty graphs.
- Occupy Columbia.
- Occupy Albany.
- Two dozen millionaires visit the Capitol to ask Congress to raise their taxes.
- If you're not into protesting on the streets, here's something simpler you can do: move your money. The big banks don't want it, don't need it, and certainly aren't using it for good.
To keep up with Occupy related events, especially local actions and first-person accounts from our community, follow the Occupy Wall Street group and the Occupy Wall Street tag right here on Daily Kos.