Occupy Providence, Night One

[nggallery id=69]Yesterday at 5 pm, in solidarity with Occupy movements all over the world, thousands of protestors met at Burnside Park next to Kennedy Plaza and proceeded to march around the city of Providence. Among them were a few dozen students from Brown University. With the help of the Providence police department, traffic was blocked off on certain roads so protestors could pass through. The march passed by Providence Place Mall, the State capital building, then ended up back at Burnside Park. People of all different ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds came together to show our country’s and our world’s leaders that people are fed up with the current political and financial system. The official occupation of Burnside Park began last night and will continue indefinitely.

(We apologize in advance for the blurriness of some of the photos, shit got a little nuts at times). 

News about last night:

Providence Journal, Associated Press, NBC-10 (with video), and follow on Twitter: #OccupyProvidence, #OccupyCollegeHill

Primary source documents:

Occupy College Hill Facebook

Occupy Providence Facebook

OccupyProvidence.com

 

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