This is what trespassing looks like:
The hunger strikers were arrested in this group:
In the beginning, they had three people hunger-striking (and three more who were stand-ins when the others were arrested twice in a 12-hour period). Two weeks later, their numbers are down to two: Miami native Malory Butler, 19, 23-year-old Diego Ibanez of Provo, Utah.
No discussion of them being helped around in wheelchairs, the way the DC starvers are getting around on a week's shorter strike.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
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Could wait a long time for their demands to be met:
Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday, ceasing all eating in support of “D.C. democracy” and full voting rights for District residents.Parsons has an interesting background:
But not until after breakfast.
Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Meers are scheduled to begin their fast at noon, when they will also air their grievances and demands at McPherson Square Park in Northwest Washington.
Maybe there's no singling out any one freaky thing about "Shrapnel," a performance in which Parsons removed his own foreskin and stuffed it into a glory hole in the wall at The Warehouse. The performance was staged for "Supple", a group show of otherwise modest painting and sculpture. Hope you caught Parsons's act of auto-circumcision last night, since he won't be repeating it.The NY hunger strikers claim to still be going strong.
Posted by Pat at 10:38 AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The protest which became known for its exotic bill of fare, is now talking about going without.
Demonstrators with Occupy Wall Street began a hunger strike today, demanding an outdoor space by a New York City church for a new occupation two weeks after being evicted from their encampment nearby. Protesters said they are seeking sanctuary on a vacant lot owned by Trinity Church, which is located at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.Meanwhile DC built a little structure, which the cops are working on dismantling. Here's a video of the action: I love the guy ranting about the effing horses; he sounds just like Cartman. Unfortunately the volume goes out about 3:20 in and after that there's not much entertainment value.
Posted by Pat at 9:40 AM
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Bostonians can't stand their occupiers:
“I want to have the tools to remove them from the Dewey Square area,’’ Mayor Thomas M. Menino told Newscenter 5. In addition to the crime problems, the city’s Fire Marshal filed an affidavit in the court record that called “Occupy Boston’s” encampment a fire trap. Protesters are smoking and disposing cigarettes near combustible debris; there is incense burning; dangerous extension cords and other code violations, according to the court filing.
Posted by Pat at 9:07 AM