Occupy Wall Street is back, baby.
OWS marked its six month anniversary on Saturday by storming Zuccotti Park, aka “Liberty Square,” in downtown Manhattan. You’ll remember that the 33,000 square foot park was the epicenter of the 2011 OWS movement. Within hours the group had retaken the park, with protesters surging in after sporadic clashes with New York City police.
NYPD meanwhile raced to send in reinforcements and crowd control, immediately shipping in metal barriers to surround and contain the park.
This is, then, the start of Occupy Wall Street 2012, and we have a lot to look forward to this year. The movement will undoubtedly seek to influence the national elections, while also continuing their assault on the Wall Street “establishment.” Still, though, no specific policy platform, policy solutions, or end game can be attributed to OWS 2012. The movement, then, only looks to continue where it left off in 2012.