Text by Jim Hoey Video by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
A quick visit to Wall Street these days reveals a lot: it’s business as usual around Zucotti, or Liberty Park, bankers and stockbrokers pass by unmolested on their way to the next meeting or power lunch, and 2 massive towers rise up from within a camp of construction workers at Ground Zero. But the camp in the public park is unlike anything Wall Street has seen for a long time, and this ragtag group of Occupy Wall Street protesters are still out en masse, trying to hunker down and keep up the momentum of their fight through the windy Fall and chilling Winter.
Here at this site, we’ve been covering the protests, and the music that’s been heard around it, for a few weeks now. Any protest against corruption, inequality and injustice is not easy to dismiss, especially when it’s peaceful and has staying power, and it draws from all elements of society, as this one does.
CNN iReporter Shaky Jones, on October 17, 2011 (Report 1) reporting from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, financial district. Two blocks north of Wall Street where the Occupy Wall Street movement is based and was founded on September 17, 2011.
My friend and CNN iReporter Paul Richards aka Shaky Jones, on October 15, 2011 (Report 2) reporting from Times Square (NY) as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWC). The below two videos are telling things which I also observed last Saturday. There is one thing I would like to point out, is that the OWC is not only a protest movement, but also a movement which wants to confirm with a loud physical voice that wrong doing has been happening for a long time. It’s about enough is enough. Do they know how to correct all the misdoings? At this time no, but I think if this movement gets bigger and spreads through the whole country, somebody will come out and become a spokesman and leader of this movement.