OWS November 15, 2011 Eviction

At 12:59 a.m. on November 15, 2011, just moments after turning out my light to go to sleep, my phone vibrated with a text reading: "OccupyNYC: URGENT: Hundreds of police mobilizing around Zuccotti. Eviction in progress!" I threw on clothes, grabbed my camera and hailed a cab. These photos were taken roughly between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. They begin moments after I exited a cab on Broadway, a handful of blocks north of Zuccotti Park. Posted in the order in which they were taken, they track my path and those of hundreds of others as we attempted to get near the park and were pushed back by police. They capture the point at which those gathered formed into a march through the streets of lower Manhattan, and the subsequent cat and mouse between Occupy supporters and the police. Looking back, many of my photos of that night are blurred — in part due to poor lighting, in part due to my own shaky hands. I have included some blurry and poorly framed shots in this gallery because they convey how I remember that night.

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