blue cheddar: Here’s a conversation I just recorded with Arthur while he was standing on the bridge, on the pedestrian walkway, watching people get cuffed/removed:
spare link – CALL TO ARTHUR on Brooklyn Bridge 10 01 11
Below are tweets and facebook updates from Arthur and Jenna (Wisconsinites on Wall Street) as well as the tweeter @jeffrae
Arthur of SSWIDTMS:
-Marching over the Brooklyn bridge. Some marchers are trying to take the street.
-They took the street!
-This is the coolest thing ever!
-They are arresting everyone on the bridge. This will take a while.-minutes ago
-They are removing everyone from the pedestrian walkway of the bridge.
And from Jenna Pope A.K.A. @BatmanWI on twitter.
More from Jenna: When I decided to come go to #occupywallstreet, I decided that I was going to actively avoid getting arrested… but I also decided I was going to do whatever I had to do to tell the story as best I could. Little did I realize that getting the story I wanted would mean putting myself in an arrestable position.
We had a planned mach across the Brooklyn Bridge, but when we got there, some people started to march on the actual street and not on the pedestrian walkway. The police did NOTHING to stop them, so the protestors continued to march. I had been directed by other protestors to get onto the walkway, and after doing so, I realized there were people on the street level. I then threw my backpack and sign over the fence that separated me from the street level, climbed onto the fence, and jumped down about 10 feet to join the other protestors who were down there.
I realized that by doing this, I was putting myself in a position to get arrested. But, like I said, I came here to tell the story, and what better way to do that then to be IN the story?
Instead of typing out what happened, I included some audio posts, videos, and pictures that tell the entire story
Here’s audio from an interview after I was released:
Here are a couple of videos I got from the street level from facebook:
Jenna tweeting [as @BatmanWI]
People are gathering for the 3pm. I’m carrying a sign that says “solidarity from Wisconsin” #occupywallstreet #wiunion
We’re marching on the street of the brooklyn bridge! Not the walkway. Woot! #occupywallstreet #wiunion
We’re trapped. Not letting us off. ppl getting arrested. We’re asking them to let us walk off peacefully. #occupywallstreet #wiunion
Chanting “let us go”. Cops making ppl on foot bridge get off the bridge
A few photos from tweeters:
pic from @jeffrae. A few of his tweets:
-Police mopeds line street at front of march
-March is heading towards Brooklyn Bridge
-Police Officer just tells me “I’m for this – you know what kinda hit my 401k took.
-March has taken Brooklyn bridge