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IPR’s Ross Levin arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest

Comments from Ross Levin, a writer for IPR, on a previous post:

“I was there wearing a Green Party shirt, as well! You can see some photos of me online if you look around…”

“I’ve got some nice big brown curly hair. It’s a Green Party of Philadelphia shirt. I got arrested Saturday, so you might see some photos of that. It’s the only green shirt that says “Green” in the Green Party font that I saw.”

UPDATE: From the comments on this post:

Here’s a bit more info about it, and there’s an article coming out in my school paper about it. For now, I’ve told the story too many times in two days:

From that source:

Levin [class of] ’15, was among those taken into police custody. He was detained for about 12 hours before a 3 A.M. or so release, and is scheduled to return to NYC for a court appearance.

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  1. what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts.

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon have stopped by the protesters’ camp, which is plastered with posters with anti-Wall Street slogans and has a kitchen and library, to offer their support.

    On Friday evening, more than 1,000 demonstrators, including representatives of labor organizations, held a peaceful march to police headquarters a few blocks north of City Hall to protest what they said was a heavy-handed police response the previous week.

    A week ago, police arrested about 80 members of Occupy Wall Street near the Union Square shopping district as the marchers swarmed onto oncoming traffic.

    A police commander doused a handful of women with pepper spray in an incident captured on video

  2. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist September 30, 2011

    Congratulations Ross! Glad you’re out there in a good fight.

  3. paulie paulie September 30, 2011


    So far this month 2011-09: 129,831 spam comments, 2,527 non-spam comments.

    Some days we are now getting over 8,000 spam comments per day.

    No way that I or anyone else is going to keep up with sorting through that for messages that get incorrectly flagged as spam. Sorry.

  4. That Guy That Guy September 30, 2011

    What is your naive language? Are you using google translate?

  5. 3 Comments » [did not translate with address request …………]

    Working Families Party Will Help Bolster Protest on Wall Street
    September 30th, 2011

    According to this article, the Working Families Party will assist in enlarging the ongoing protest on Wall Street.

  6. Eddie Eddie September 28, 2011

    Hey, just plastered this news on GPW and around the Facebook world.

    San Fernando Valley Greens Party

  7. pete healey pete healey September 27, 2011

    Congratulations, if that’s what the occasion call for, and be careful in future about these “arrest” things. Always bring a condom, or two, and be discrete about who you do it with and how you go about it. The consequences will be less painful if you do.

  8. donnie Lake donnie Lake September 27, 2011

    truer than most would like to admit ……

    courage is harder to come by when there seems to be options ………

  9. paulie paulie September 27, 2011

    Better to get arrested now, when the consequences are still relatively minor, than to wait until the consequences are an automatic trip to the gulag, concentration camp, or firing squad.

  10. That Guy That Guy September 27, 2011

    Do it some more – it starts to feel good after a while.

  11. paulie paulie September 27, 2011

    You never forget your first 🙂

  12. Ross Ross September 27, 2011

    Paulie, this was my first time.

  13. That Guy That Guy September 27, 2011

    End the Fed!

  14. Michael Cavlan RN Michael Cavlan RN September 27, 2011


    In Belfast they have social clubs dedicated to people arrested for the cause. They are called Felon Clubs- It is a matter of pride to be one….

  15. Michael Cavlan RN Michael Cavlan RN September 27, 2011


    Welcome to the arrested club– LOL

  16. paulie paulie September 27, 2011

    Have you been arrested at other demonstrations before?

  17. Ross Ross September 26, 2011

    Haha thanks for posting this! Here’s a bit more info about it, and there’s an article coming out in my school paper about it. For now, I’ve told the story too many times in two days:

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