Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM PT: HankNYNY is risking a contempt of court charge to bring us information.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:20 PM PT: Here's the scene in New Orleans:
Protesters knew this was coming from a previous court case. They lost. They packed up their things, cleaned the park, and are now sitting down, refusing to leave.
About 20 who could not afford to be arrested have left the park.
Reports say there are a ton of cameras, but I can't find any live stream.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:21 PM PT: The OWS arrested from yesterday's actions may not be released tonight. Night court ends at 1AM. They're scheduled last. Probably because they're refusing retinal scans.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM PT: Interesting exchange at OccNOLA:
Some lady: "Are they doing a sit-in?"
Me: I don't know if they're calling it that."
SL: "That's what it's called."
Me: "Well, they're sitting. I don't know if it's officially--"
SL: "That's what it is."
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM PT: Two independent journalists, Justin Wedes, and Lorenzo of the OWS livestream, are on the bench awaiting arraignment.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:28 PM PT: #OWS protester just released with no bail. Galley crowd silently shows "twinkles" up. Officer: "Put your hands down!" #D12
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:31 PM PT: INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST JOHN KNEFEL has FINALLY been released!
He was tackled by police while filming on D12, and live streamed from the back of an NYPD Party Wagon for about 20 minutes.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:33 PM PT: Justin Wedes laughs after released. "I wasn't expecting to be arrested. I was so baffled."
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM PT: Lorenzo from @GlobalRevLive released
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:36 PM PT: "I had a job interview! They're calling us dirty hippies, then they're arresting us!"
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM PT: @DontBeaPutz released. Lots of smiles and hugging in hallways. Officer just asked that "no video" be taken.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:38 PM PT: The bench is a line of independent journalists arrested for covering the event.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:39 PM PT: Good story about the eviction order in NOLA: http://www.nola.com/...
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:41 PM PT: johnknefel:
37 hours w #nypd. Plead not guilty. 1st response: See you all on D17. Thanks for all the love everybody. Solidarity forever. #ows
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:43 PM PT: Live video from the courthouse:
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:47 PM PT: UPDATE: More hugging and smiles in the hallway as the last of the #OWS protesters walks out. The crowd is moving to exits.. #D12
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:47 PM PT: No action from NOLA just yet.
They're probably going to evict at 5AM. Our sources on the ground report the area is covered with cameras. They're going to wait till media, independent and otherwise, leaves.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:57 PM PT: Justin Wedes: "If anyone has info on my black coat or my black bag" let me know. Says "Watch my back, I'm tweeting.."
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM PT: Six occupiers hold strong in NOLA, as a group of police gather on a nearby hill.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM PT: "We had time to strategise" http://yfrog.com/...
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 10:01 PM PT: CONFIRMED: NO protesters from #OWS submitted to retinal scan. This may have led to delayed arraignment..
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 10:25 PM PT: NOPD takes one man into custody. Another, Mike Raso, first insists on going with him, changes mind, takes a summons.
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 11:02 PM PT: The_Gambit Gambit
The 2 arrests, at 12:05 this morning, could almost be described as friendly, to be honest. #occupynola
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Legal team believes the second arrestee's name is David Dantonio. #occupynola
Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 11:02 PM PT: That covers our info for the night. I'll be back tomorrow with more news for you. Thanks for staying with us.