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The start of America’s Tahrir square? Photos from #occupywallstreet

I went downtown today and spoke to some of the people who are in the process of trying to occupy wall street, as part of the #ourwallstreet protest.

The actual protest is not taking place on Wall Street – Wall Street has been barricaded off, and some of  the video I uploaded to YouTube earlier today shows NYPD officers talking to individuals. (I saw a number of NYPD and there did not appear to be conflict between the police and the demonstrators, interactions seemed peaceful.).

The dislocation between physical and mental space is is somehow appropriate, since the actual centers of power being protested – lobbyists, corporations – are probably not located on Wall Street, ether. I don’t think this dislocation invalidates the symbolism of the location that has been picked.

Here are some photos I took. Videos will be added to my YouTube channel.

Photos from the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, Washington D.C., 10.30.10. #rallytorestoresanity @Rally4Sanity

Rally Attendee with Sign

The Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, 10.30.10,

Washington, D.C.

Click here for the Flickr album.