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Flood Wall Street: The Best Photos

See the most striking images from September 22nd’s Flood Wall Street protest

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Protesters hold up a banner for the Flood Wall Street protest.

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On September 22nd, one day after the historic People's Climate March drew 400,000 concerned citizens to the streets of New York, a smaller but no less committed group of thousands of protesters went down to Wall Street to call out and challenge the finance industry's role in despoiling the planet. Unlike the previous day's march, Flood Wall Street was a non-permitted direct action, meaning that participants risked arrest and pepper spray for expressing their views. Indeed, reports estimate that about 100 protesters were booked for participating in Flood Wall Street – but their message came through loud and clear. Here are the best photos from the day.

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The People’s Mic

Speakers gather for a People's Mic (the organizing tool popularized by Occupy Wall Street) to share experiences and build awareness about the issues they are fighting for. 

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No More Compromising

Protesters singing: "The people are rising, no more compromising/People gonna rise like water/Gotta calm this crisis down…"

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The Arrests Begin

The first arrest of the day: At 1:30 p.m., a protestor is taken into custody from the general sit-in area after climbing a structure. It took at least 15 officers to get him in custody.

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Looking Up

An organizer makes an announcement to the general group around 3:15 p.m., announcing plans for the next step of the action. The main idea is to rally for a short time longer before marching even closer to Wall Street. "We're being super disruptive. We will still be resilient when we go home."

 

 

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The Bear

A protester dressed as a polar bear hangs out in front of the police barricade after the action in front of Wall Street begins to settle. (The bear was reportedly arrested later.)

 

 

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