Friday morning, Oct. 13, 7 am: Over 3,000 people gathered at Liberty Plaza in the pre-dawn hours this morning to defend the peaceful Occupation near Wall Street. The crowd cheered at the news that multinational real estate firm Brookfield Properties will postpone its so-called “cleanup” of the park and that Mayor Bloomberg has told the NYPD to stand down on orders to remove protesters.
Here are some impressions from Liberty Park right after the announcement:
But there were also situations in which you could feel that the tension is incredibly high.
All in all I have to say that NYPD was very peaceful and calm around Liberty Square, they really were trying to have conversations with the people instead of giving orders!