> Currently, the NYPD has allowed Liberty Park to be occupied, and from
> what I see the occupation there is stable. Though, I am sure that
> they are looking for any excuse to clear the park. One such excuse
> could easily become sanitation or health concerns due to crowding.
> These excuses are very PR-friendly for the NYPD.
> In order to expand the occupation we need to occupy another park,
> preferably a larger one. We should absolutely continue to use Liberty
> Park as our primary demonstration site and rallying point, but it will
> not house the entire 99%. I propose that we explore how we might
> assume control of Washington Square Park. As public land, there is no
> excuse for eviction that we are trespassing. A physically large
> presence in the park will make NYPD interference difficult because
> they will have to wade through a sea of people to find the one person
> who happens to be wearing a mask or more recently, has chained a
> bicycle to something. There are arches which we can triumphantly
> march through and return through. The open aerial coverage presents
> multiple excellent media photography opportunities, capturing us as a
> sea of people like the pictures we saw from Tahrir Square in Egypt.
> This move would also serve to greatly expand the demonstration. I
> suspect that the Liberty Park demonstration is self-limiting. People
> will not willingly walk into a too-dense crowd of people. So, the
> physical dimensions of Liberty Plaza limits the number of occupants
> naturally, potentially making the choice between whether a person
> stays the night, ensuring participation the next day or not.
> I do not propose that we occupy Washington Square Park immediately,
> only that we begin planning for it. On Wednesday, we will have
> significant numbers of people which we will want to encourage to stay
> by any and all mans. I suggest that once the march returns to Liberty
> Park, we use the People's Mic to announce that anyone who would like
> to stay but cannot find space there, to form a march to Washington
> Square Park to found a brand new encampment there.