The Forever-Awesome Timothy Pool is streaming live with the Occupiers in Washington, D.C. protesting today, and speaking with their “representatives” (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -ed.) while Equally-Awesome OccupyFreedomLA brings us another view from inside. Tune in and see what democracy looks like!
[3:44 PM CST] UPDATE: Korgasm investigating reports of police surrounding group of protestors on the West Lawn.
[4:04 PM CST] UPDATE: Tim Pool at the front of the march, OccupyNashville’s livestreamer is broadcasting from the middle. OakFoSho continues to provide great coverage, heading back towards the West Lawn.
[4:27 PM CST] UPDATE: Tim Pool reporting estimate of 300 people marching on Capitol Hill.
Livestream video – channel Global Revolution
Live feeds of various West Coast Port Shutdowns, and reports of Long Beach cops arming and readying to attack with tear gas and “non-lethal” rounds.
As of right now, what we know:
- Port of Oakland: Shut down, longshoremen going home. Confirmed morning shift is shut down, waiting on evening shift.
- Port of Portland: Shut down for the day.
- Port of Long Beach: Dispersed, traffic disrupted.
- Port of Houston: Dispersed, 8 arrests made under tent cover, disruption of traffic.
- Port of Longview: Port effectively closed, longshoreman sent home with pay.
- Port of Vancouver: Slowing down, c. 50 trucks backed up, just starting.
- Port of Seattle: Occupiers on the march.
- Long Beach and San Diego: Protests disbanded through police force (Twitter source – Jasper Gregory). However, it sounds like longshoremen aren’t coming in to work today (unsourced thus far).
Protestors have launched “Occupy Bloomberg’s Mansion”, a 24 hour long drum circle protest outside the NYC mayor’s home. NYPD has cordoned off the street, forcing protesters to set up a few hundred feet from the actual house.