…and the counter terrorism unit, apparently.
Now, the news that was anticipated for today was how the protests spread world-wide… but, of course, the original #OWS gang is stealing the spotlight, yet again.
Seriously, though, moving to Times Square today was the quite the move on their part. I’ve read, via Twitter, that the estimated numbers of people there is expected to exceed the number normally there on New Years Eve. That’s a reported 60,000+, folks. And growing.
Not to mention that the police have definitely taken notice. I’ve also read on twitter that there are police officers, police horses as well as the counter terrorism unit showed up to barricade and control the crowds. It’s even being reported (yes, still on Twitter) that all protestors present in Times Square are subject to being arrested…
As of now, only one protestor, and two police officers has been reported as injured. However, updated from the one arrest earlier, it was reported that 42 people were arrested in Times Square. I heard, though am not certain, that these several of these protestors were arrested for wearing face masks, though, which could have been easily prevented… The march is said to continue on tonight to Washington Square Park at 10p, which hopefully means out of Times Square (for everyone’s sake.)
Now, as I follow all of this unfolding on Twitter, I can’t help but wonder… where is the mainstream media news? Seldom articles have been found by even the NYT or CNN (though, they are starting to appear, but it they took their sweet time to trickle in), but the fact that this is happening on Twitter is probably the most mesmerizing to me. People aren’t going to their regular news sources, they’re following these events on social media.