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    Posted October 16, 2011 by
    setusfree
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    New York, New York
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    setusfree and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests
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    Occupy Wall Street At Times Square

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     setusfree sends us these photos from the Occupy Wall Street march on Times Square on Saturday, October 15. She says she came into Times Square during twilight.

    She describes the scene: 'Directly in front of me was a sea of protestors in the streets, pedestrians and tourists with their cameras held high in the air, snapping away. It was like an epic movie set. The drums were beating, the crowd chanted and danced. I made my way into the street and stood in the center of Broadway with the protest and snapped photos of the people around me. They were agreeable and smiling. Right behind meI saw a man holding his little boy on this shoulders and young girls were dancing. Some ladies helped me cross over the road to get closer to the police. People apologized when they jostled me or got in front of my camera at the wrong moment. This seemed like a celebration, it was such a peaceful march.'

    She adds: 'I had a real feeling of security- it was protection [the police] offered, not aggression. There were no arrest in the location I was covering.'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    October 15th - It seemed more of a celebration than a demonstration. Occupy Wall Street protesters converged upon Times Square, surrounded by the lights on Broadway from 49th Street down to 40th Street. They chanted and cheered in front of the  NASDAQ building, NYPD Times Square Police Precinct, US Armed Forces Recruitment Office emblazoned with the huge neon US Flag, Broadway Theatres, and the Hard Rock Cafe. Tourists mixed in with the protesters as they snapped photos. Dads held their kids on their shoulders, and some teenage girls danced. NYPD police officers who stood at the perimeter asked people to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrians. The police were unfailingly polite, and it was clear they had no intentions of making arrests at a peaceful assembly. This was the latest in Occupy Wall Street's series of marches outside of the downtown financial district.

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