On September 17
, the New York Times
' City Room blog had an item titled "Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked," and noting:
The idea, according to some organizers, was to camp out for weeks or even months to replicate the kind, if not the scale, of protests that erupted earlier this year in places as varied as Egypt, Spain and Israel.
Now, that's the first article listed in the Times' Occupy Wall Street topic section, and Occupy Wall Street is one month old, having spread around the country and around the world, having survived hundreds of arrests and multiple crackdown attempts by the authorities, and having no intention to stop:
Wall Street protesters are intent on building on momentum gained from Saturday's worldwide demonstrations, which drew hundreds of thousands of people, mostly in the U.S. and Europe.
Nearly $300,000 in cash has been donated through the movement's website and by visitors to the park, said Bill Dobbs, a press liaison for Occupy Wall Street.
The cash is kept in the union-owned Amalgamated Bank, and hundreds of boxes of donated supplies are kept in the United Federation of Teachers offices, building infrastructure for a "long-term occupation." That's remarkable when you consider that back on September 17, a month would have seemed like a pretty long occupation already.
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