After two months camping in New York’s Zuccotti Park – and sparking similar so-called occupations of public spaces around the United States – Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted by authorities and have since been scattered around the city.
Some churches offered a place to stay to some of the several hundred people who had traveled to New York to join the protest, while the group has appealed online for more people to “host an occupier in your home and help sustain the movement.”
As a result it has been spending several thousand dollars a week on transit passes so protesters can travel to an office space the group has been using in Lower Manhattan and a public atrium of a Wall Street skyscraper that it uses for meetings.
Funding had also been used for a “people’s kitchen” that feeds protesters and the homeless in Zuccotti Park most days and for street medics, who treat people injured during protests.
“We also do have a lot planned for the spring and we fully expect the money will start flowing in again,” she said.
A March 17 march is planned to mark the group’s six-month anniversary, and Needham said there would also be “Occupy the Fundraisers” protests against money in politics, a March 24 protest against the fossil fuel industry’s spending on lobbyists and an April 25 protest against U.S. student debt hitting $1 trillion.
Meh. I’d rather have a kitteh.