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You cannot evict an idea, nor can you evict the momentum of a movement whose time has come.

Today, on November 17, this truth began marching at 7 in the morning, virtually shutting down Wall Street. And this truth marched to Zuccotti Park, where police were waiting. It marched to Foley Square, and across the Brooklyn Bridge, and into the history books.

Police scanners reported 32,650 protesters on the ground at its peak. Here are the faces of a few who made history today, as well as of a few who tried to contain it...

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Photo by C.S. Muncy.

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Photo by jonahbloom.

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Photo by Mary Altaffer.

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10 - Marcus Yam NYTimes
Photo by Marcus Yam.

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10 - Jefferson Siegel - NYDailyNews
Photo by Jefferson Siegel.

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Photo by Mary Altaffer.

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Retired Philadelphia police captain, Ray Lewis, like hundreds today, was...

...arrested:

10 - Kevin Hagen - NYDailyNews
Photo by Kevin Hagan.

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10 - Scott Eells - Bloomberg - NYDailyNews
Photo by Scott Eells.

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Photo by Lucy Kafanov.

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Author's Note: Here is video of protesters chanting the mantra from which the title for this post was taken – Bloomberg! Beware! Zuccotti Park is Everywhere! –

Originally posted to Writing by David Harris Gershon on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 07:07 PM PST.

Also republished by DKOMA, Protest Music, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Occupy Wall Street, and Progressive Hippie.

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