Occupy Debates Next Moves On Day Following Eviction

My dispatch for The Nation on post-eviction craziness at OWS:

At 9am, the occupiers were bleary-eyed but full of fight. After a dramatic night, in which they were abruptly forced out of the park – while watching their possessions shoveled into a truck and their friends arrested or pepper-sprayed – they were beginning to get their energy back. About two hundred protesters gathered at the intersection of Canal and 6th Avenue, and a group lifted themselves onto the top of a wall, where they sat, almost triumphantly, holding a banner that said “OCCUPY WALL ST” and placards saying “I will never pay off my student loans,” “I will never pay off my debt,” and “I will never get a job in this economy.” Read more

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