- Posted January 15, 2012 by
manhattan, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street - Looking Back - Photo Moment
Looking back, September 17th 2011, was a date many will remember as an important day in history that marks the date when protesters hunkered down and set up a base camp at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan -
Less than three weeks later, Oct 6th, 2011, also marked a pivotal time for these Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. Growing concerns regarding the sanitary conditions were escalating from the public, and the owners of the Zuccotti Park property, Brookfield Office Properites, were under tremendous pressures including the media scrutiny to respond to the crisis.
On Oct 6th, the property owners responded with a statement that acknowledged that the sanitary conditions of the park had reached unnacceptable levels, and that the grounds, which usually are inspected and cleaned every week night had not been cleaned since Sept 16th.
This one of a kind Oct 6th dated image captures a special moment in time, and represents some of the people and their expressions that were present that day at Zuccotti Park.
Ultimately by Nov 16th, the injunction and decision from the Supreme Court banned camping and sleeping at the premises. The park was vacated with police intervention. Today the park is barricaded and empty but the Occupy Wall Street movement is alive.