24 Hours at 'Occupy Wall Street'
'Geraldo at Large' spends a day in Zuccotti Park
- Duration 6:02
- Date Oct 24, 2011
'Geraldo at Large' spends a day in Zuccotti Park
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A warm October night here in New York but winter is coming that will it impact what's going on here it is -- Couple of thousand people.
You know the mood sometimes joyous sometimes angry but generally speaking they're letting us do the program.
Craig spent the night here on Friday night here's his report.
-- the seventeenth of September occupy wall streeters have occupied.
Z -- park here in downtown Manhattan.
And when I say occupy there really occupying they have their own library they have a clinic here.
A lot of different facilities set up.
For these people who -- been.
Staying here and intend to stay here through the -- does that -- -- that's the plant stand as long as it takes to get real change in the economy.
Even if that was.
It would take time and most cities are less patient in New York.
In Chicago this morning for example about 130.
Were arrested for refusing to leave grant park.
Eleven -- were posted today in Cincinnati.
They're sleeping here at their bodies but in addition that they -- using this as a gathering space -- all kinds of people who are frustrated that the economy isn't working for the 99%.
It was an illuminating night into party -- This government policy.
How -- on.
I think a lot of core people who are sleeping especially your sleeping on the grounds that it's really cold here by the way -- something -- that I have and I at a young people.
Organizers had -- media desk and even a legal department for protesters arrested during -- with the cops.
And there's an onsite medical unit what does -- With a mean ailments these are most common element in the last week has been -- -- there.
Any other injuries drummers you know coming like blisters.
Like 20/20 blisters all over there occupational hazard.
And new ways complaints have -- in forcing organizers to go easy on the bongos sanitation is also concern.
-- -- But did they they just they don't have not one single course look it look at them that don't -- -- -- But look what they've learned a college -- -- has also become a magnet for tour.
Every -- I think come out -- that no region is no right to complain.
I -- city it represents the Chinese speak up.
And try to make a difference you better do something about it you -- come up with some solutions.
To the problems such as people losing their houses unemployment no jobs.
92 year old Mary published.
Do you live through the Great Depression it would be would even when the government says no we don't have the money because we're in -- recession when He got you have.
And that would Social Security what they thought He had with well.
Well I think that will do what it yeah.
Anything with it fat -- it's not -- -- -- that government shouldn't even be touching -- you're not sleeping yard you know.
I didn't bring any damage well then look at 6:40 PM.
When there's news here in psychiatry at Clark other than the protesters.
A fire broke out -- -- highrise the equitable building on the 28 floor.
With debris falling to the ground.
This -- actually hit Sally.
Gap from twenty plus up it -- you see significant just in the firefighters being here as well in terms -- this.
Well you know it's interesting person off firefighters in New York apartment night -- bit as much -- stake in fixing this economy as the folks catty cornered you in the park.
7 o'clock admit there.
Is a -- Practicing yoga together so they get their exercise as well as expressing.
It's now 830 on Saturday night in things have.
Quieted down as the white drumming as part of an agreement that they occupy Wall Street protesters have with the neighborhood.
What you hear in the background as their general assembly it's a meeting to decide what the group is gonna be doing the following day.
It's 9 o'clock and -- people are now starting to.
Settle into the night they have their plastic tarps here -- the other day there's -- terrible rainstorm lot of people got.
Saturated but they still remain at 10 o'clock Friday night some protesters brought their small children for a sleepover.
Love my child hello my family and I love my country and I want him -- also share that love of country at -- -- there and I'm not sure how.
That's going to be possible if things don't change around.
With sex drugs and rock and roll if there was any confined to the privacy of their pup tents and tarps the night -- and eventually.
Except 121 year old -- -- -- scaled the parts seventy foot high sculpture.
Threatening not to come down until New York's Mayor Bloomberg resigns a goal only slightly more possible.
And the protesters desire to and greed on Wall Street.
-- sleeping on the ground.
They believe so strongly in our economy in America and our democracy -- -- that they want to participate with their own bodies that is the embodiment.
-- -- nation of our founding story.
I want what our -- supposed to allow us to do to participate in our political process.
Craig's here at may live -- not to tidy up parked car I saw -- general assembly in New York.
Peace but do they -- an agenda -- Well they fit the agenda they have is that the occupation right now that's the main thing they do that general assembly for the most part.
We're discussing how they continue the occupation that occupation.
Halloween coming up.
They have the occupation 1111 where they -- gonna go to Central Park so.
A lot of the discussions are about how they can put these occupations together rather than -- specific line that they're going out.
So what is.