Occupiers Arrested in the Burg, Leaving East New York


It was a busy weekend for Occupy Wall Street folks in Brooklyn: On Saturday night, an “occuparty” was held at a vacant condo on North 8th and Driggs in Williamsburg. According to the Daily News, a few dozen people “hung Christmas lights, spray painted slogans like ‘F–k the police’ and ‘Life is Protest’ on the building walls, but were civilized enough to pack some beer on ice in the empty building.” Eventually the cops broke it up, some protestors who were blocking traffic a couple blocks away were arrested, and six officers were injured in the melee. Brokelyn published an announcement in advance of the event on Friday that gives a bit of a sense of what it was about: “We’ll be converging at 207 North 8th Street at 10pm before heading to the space, which has lain vacant for years now, and is owned by a bank known to invest in bio-, chemical, and nuclear weapons, as well as cluster bombs used specifically by Qaddafi against the 2011 insurgency.” Meanwhile, in East New York, the Post reports that the occupiers who had taken over a house that is under foreclosure pressure are in the process of moving out and returning it to its owner.
Booze, Arrests At “Occuparty” In Williamsburg Last Night [Gothamist]
Arrests at Occupy Party in Williamsburg [NY Daily News]
Exiting Occupy Home [NY Post]
Flier photo by rosiegray/buzzfeed

7 Comment

  • daveinbedstuy

    Otherwise known as “Look at me, I’m special.”

    “is owned by a bank known to invest in bio-, chemical, and nuclear weapons, as well as cluster bombs used specifically by Qaddafi against the 2011 insurgency.”

    Give me a break.

  • I think #ows did a great job of bringing income inequality, wall street excess, etc to the national conversation, but pranks like this guarantee failure

  • Art Salt

    the police arrested the “occupyers” as a favor to Andrea Peyser at the Post.

  • callalily

    This party thing is just embarrassing.

  • One wonders how these Occupyers obtained funds to purchase said spray paint and Christmas lights. Perhaps allowance from Mommy and Daddy? Half of these idiots probably have their Williamsburg apartment rents subsidized by their suburban parents. Instead of looking for work they choose to show how righteous they are in their beliefs by breaking into a building and partying like teenagers.

    • No..Only an IDIOT wonders and doesn’t do any intelligent looking into. Your name says it all Oldbrick! Here’s a little help…OWS has about 1 million in Donated funds from people all across america. Also…plenty of occupiers do have jobs but they also choose to do the right thing which is using their rights to protest and expose the disparities going on in this country. I’d tell you more but like an old brick I’m sure you’re way too hardheaded and it sounds like you don’t get out very much. You sound kind of like a Santorum man…google the name and see what comes up first..you’ll see what I mean! have a great day

  • One wonders how these Occupyers obtained funds to purchase said spray paint and Christmas lights. Perhaps allowance from Mommy and Daddy? Half of these idiots probably have their Williamsburg apartment rents subsidized by their suburban parents. Instead of looking for work they choose to show how righteous they are in their beliefs by breaking into a building and partying like teenagers.