Supported by the people

Occupy Wall Street. It’s also important that you support your local occupation if you have one:

Bolstering the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, protesters have recently obtained a donated storage space in Downtown Manhattan, to allow demonstrators to have supplies as their protest enters the cold months. NY1’s Zack Fink got an exclusive look at the warehouse and filed the following report.

Just a few blocks away from Zuccotti Park, where protesters have entered their second month of holding “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, the United Federation of Teachers is allowing occupiers to use a ground-floor storage space for donated goods.

Care packages and supplies have come from all over the world to the UPS store at Fulton Street. Organizers then carry the packages, which include food and medicine, on dollies to the storage area.

“We’ve literally seen donations from all over the world, from New Zealand, South Korea, Germany, Latin America, anywhere you can imagine,” said protester Han Shan.

“It is important that we have a place, especially with the weather, basically Mother Nature being herself. We have to store this stuff,” said protester Nan Terry.

The space also allows protesters to store personal items, keeping them warm and dry.

Some of the donations have even included winter gloves and socks, all necessary items to brave the cold as the protest stretches on towards the colder months.

“We are not asking permission to be here. We are occupying Wall Street. I don’t think anyone has any intention of going anywhere,” said Shan. “We’ve got a lot more work to do.”

2 thoughts on “Supported by the people

  1. Hmmm. I have some yarn left over from an “art” project that I haven’t an idea of what to use it for… I think it would be good to make some scarves of it and donate them to Occupiers.

  2. So the OWS movement has won two victories already. As susie posted earlier today, the IMF has told every government to stop their austerity programs because they are not working and could actually cause a 30’s like depression worldwide. And the SS administration just announced that it is going to give a 3.5% COLA increase to all retirees begining in January 2012 after a two year suspension. The oligarchy is paying attention to the OWS movement even if nobody else on the Right is.

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