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The Signs of #OccupyWallStreet

A protest flag at Occupy Wall Street (all photos by the author) (click to enlarge)

On Friday and Saturday night I traveling to the Occupy Wall Street action in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti  Park to document the signs created by the protesters and their supporters. I was impressed that this small island of protest had quickly created a library and an art station for protesters to share their thoughts with the media and the world. There was also a “vibe wall” where people could post their thoughts online using an iPad.

I came across two Brooklyn performance artists I know. One was acting as a legal advisor for the protesters and other seemed to be hanging out and helping any way he could. The mood was healthy and accepting, and it felt natural to walk around. Only the wall of police surrounding the park gave you a sense that something threatened this symbolic action in the heart of the world’s financial center.

It’s easy to be cynical about people trying something new but I prefer not to be.

All photos taken with my smartphone and Instagram.

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