CMU Photojournalism Students Photograph Occupy Wall Street in New York City November 17-20

Kay White

Brandon Watts, 20, is arrested Nov. 17 at Zuccotti Park. Watts grabbed an officer's helmet and was tackled and arrested, sustaining a gash to his forehead.

A protestor holds up an upside down American flag with the word "OCCUPIED" written across it, in protest for the 99 percent.

A protestor at Zuccotti Park is held back by a New York Policeman while she yells in protest at other police around the area.

Originally from Russia, Veniamin Popov plays his saxophone in Central Park Nov. 19.

Zara John of Pennsylvania makes large bubbles with her mother in Central Park on Nov. 19.

Dexter Jones of Funksteel Music plays his steelpan drums in the Subway.

The Rebel of Wallstreet walks around Zuccotti Park Nov. 17.

Eddie Rap plays his violin with a grin on his face on Nov. 19 in Central Park.

Tess Rollo holds up a cardboard sign with a heart drawn on it at the protest in Foley Square Nov. 17.

A protestor leads a chant in protest for the 99 percent in Zuccotti Park Nov. 17.

Thursday November 17, 2011 marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, otherwise known as the International Day of Action.
Many areas of New York City were shut down due to protesters among the 99 percent who want to “begin building an economy that works for all,” (
The itinerary for the Day of Action went as follows, Shut Down Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange at 7:00 a.m. followed by Occupy the Subways at 3:00 p.m. ending with Take the Square in Foley Square at 5:00 p.m.

Starting at the New York Stock Exchange, protesters of the 99 percent made their way to Zuccotti Park where police and protestors clashed. With many protestors attempting to re-take Zuccotti by pushing through police, this resulted in arrests and outrage. According to the NYPD Deputy Commissioner, about 175 protesters were arrested.

Protestors were then moving to Union Square where the student rally was held, that ended in a march down 16th and 5th avenues, resulting in ignoring police requests, and orders to those protesting, to be on sidewalks and not obstruct traffic.

As the march went on, with an estimated 32,000 protestors gathered at Foley Square where singing and chanting overpowered the streets of New York City before the march on the Brooklyn Bridge.

(Note: Some photo’s not in relation to Occupy).


One response

  1. Amazing Kay!

    December 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

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