Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Scene 1


I’m working on a new series of illustrations about the Occupy Wall Street protests. This time I’m going to focus on all the evidence of police brutality surrounding the protests. There has been mounting evidence of the unnecessary treatment of the protestors by the NYPD and it just keeps getting weirder and weirder. The website Gawker posted an article with a video recently describing how a woman was arrested allegedly after her and a group of protestors closed their accounts at Citibank. Another video has surfaced from inside the bank which seems to further back up this claim. Senior Writer at AlterNet, Joshua Holland wrote a really good article recently about some of the arrests around Occupy Wall Street. San Francisco based Reporter for Mother Jones, Josh Harkinson has been in New York covering the demonstrations and he also just wrote this really great article about how some NYPD officers are sympathetic to the cause.  Finally, Political Reporter for the Huffington Post, Jason Linkins wrote this great article about how the protests are actually changing the media narrative. I’m going to be making more illos of OWS scenes so stay tuned.
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Occupy Wall Street Scene 1 by Gary Bedard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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