New School Occupied, Police Storm Building, Rally to Free Arrested Students

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I got a slow mental start to the day but when I received an email from one of the New School organizers I woke up immediately…his email read: “New school occupied. Riot cops deployed.”

Here are some useful links to get you up to speed on the story.

Earlier, the members of the group hung banners and red and black anarchy flags and were parading around the roof with bandannas masking their faces. Around 9:30 a.m., police officers were observed on the roof of the adjacent building. Just before 11:00 a.m., police made their way down a ladder to the top of the New School building, where they took down the protesters’ signs and flags.

  • A friend just tweeted that according to Channel 7, 200 cops are there.
  • New School blogger: “Rally NOW at 6th Precinct! Let’s get them free! 233 w10th at Bleecker. NOW” (via StudentActivism)

This is turning into some story.

UPDATE: “Police have retaken occupied New School building. 19 arrests – 15 men, 4 women.” (via StudentActivism, follow their tweets here)