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    Posted January 27, 2012 by
    respier
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    New York, New York
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    respier and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests
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    Occupy Wall Street|MoMA

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     respier shot these photos the evening of January 27 of "Occupy" activists retrieving a protest banner from New York City's Museum of Modern Art. The banner was taken by the museum after a previous protest on January 13 against auction giant Sotheby's. 'The [protest] turned out to be a performance work of art, in that the agenda item was to retrieve a banner exhorting MoMA to compel Sotheby's to end the "lock out" of their art workers,' he said.
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    OWS General Assembly on FREE Friday at MoMA

     

    Mic Check Mic Check!.  The General Assembly was held amidst the Sanja Ivekovic exhibition on Women's Liberationist Lady Rosa Luxembourg.

     

    OWS reminded that it was the protests of the 1970s that yielded FREE nights at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

     

    Furthermore, we feel that MoMA should Occupy Sotheby's who have locked out art workers. On 13 January OWS unfurled and hung a banner exhorting MoMA to stop Sotheby's lockout of workers. The banner was seized by MoMA. This evening it was returned to OWS by the Head of Facilities, without comment from MoMA. OWS will wait for an answer from MoMA on taking action against Sotheby's. We will be here FREE Fridays peaceably until we get an answer.

     

    The unfurled banner was marched out of MoMA after the General Assembly.

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