OWS Protesters Calling For 3-Course Meal Of Demonstrations Thursday Throughout NYC

'Day Of Action' Will Involve 'Good-Sized' Numbers, Impacting All 5 Boroughs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s not over yet. In fact, it may be just beginning.

New York City leaders are warning that thousands of protesters could converge on Manhattan on Thursday. The NYPD is now getting ready for the next stage of “Occupy Wall Street” protests, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

Photos: Police Raid Zuccotti Park

It may have looked peaceful at Zuccotti Park during what was a soggy Wednesday afternoon, but city officials are sounding alarm about Thursday, warning of mass disruptions in all five boroughs.

And it may not be pretty.

“We are certainly anticipating tens of thousands of people protesting, aimed at significant disruptions of the lives of the people of this city,” Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports from City Hall

It was an unusual impromptu press conference called by City Hall to share intelligence about an international “day of action” by Occupy Wall Street on the movement’s two-month anniversary. Deputy Mayors Cass Holloway and Wolfson said they expect it to be big, but they said the NYPD is ready.

“Make no mistake, public safety is first and foremost, and we have to ensure that the city can run. People need to drive down the streets and use essential services,” Holloway said.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

“Any time you have a situation in which you are anticipating tens of thousands of people protesting on a massive scale, you take it seriously and our forces will be deployed accordingly,” Wolfson added.

Already angry over their eviction from Zuccotti Park, the protesters are planning breakfast, lunch, and dinner protests on Thursday:

The breakfast plan is to “shut down” Wall Street. It’s all expected to start with a rally in Liberty Square starting at 7 a.m. to “put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror.”

“We’re going to march on Wall Street and shut down the New York Stock Exchange,” protester Patrick Bruner told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey on Wednesday night.

“We do hope to stop people getting to work. We do hope to stop the stock exchange from functioning, but we don’t hope to do it in a crazy wild-eyed way,” added Austin Guest.

The lunch menu will feature protesters looking to “occupy” the subways in all five boroughs. They plan on gathering at 16 subways stations to take their message to the trains.

And dinner is set up as a takeover of Foley Square, followed by a march to the Brooklyn Bridge.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS Glenn Schuck reports

Bill Dobbs is one of the organizers.

“Tomorrow is going to be a day of action around the city,” Dobbs said. “I’m looking forward to going after wall street and also galvanizing public support and awareness of what we’re about.”

The organizers and those at Zuccotti Park on Wednesday offered few details of what they’re going to do, but when Kramer asked Dobbs how many he was expecting, he was only partially coy.

“I think there will be good-sized numbers tomorrow,” he said. “I think the message is really about who gets what in this country. We are the 99 percent. Who gets the safety net? And who gets thrown under the bus?”

To be sure, there is lingering resentment about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to evict Occupy Wall Street, but it’s unclear if that anger will be on display Thursday.

“Awful, unconscionable, the mayor and police commissioner do that for a long while. Like other people in power, they think if they get rid of the protesters, they will also get rid of the cause,” Dobbs said.

City officials have refused to say how close they will let the protesters get to their main targets, but they insisted they’re ready for anything.

03quh OWS Protesters Calling For 3 Course Meal Of Demonstrations Thursday Throughout NYC

Occupy Wall Street day of action poster (credit: occupywallst.org)

The OWS website says similar days of action are also planned at Occupy sites around the country and around the world.

After Tuesday’s raid of Zuccotti Park that cleared it of tents, sleeping bags and tarps, protesters marched to Foley and Duarte Square where they distributed a poster about Thursday’s day of action.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

City leaders who were against the raid at Zuccotti are also set to participate.

While the official movement is planning its day of action, other individuals seem to be making plans of their own.

In a video posted on YouTube after protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a demonstrator in the crowd says “On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground.”

Warning: Graphic Language – Watch the video below:

Later in the video, he then goes on to say “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve got bottles. They’ve got bricks, we’ve got rocks…in a few days you’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s.”

The official movement is calling for only non-violent action during its marches and rallies on Thursday.

What do you think about the OWS day of action? Sound off below in our comments section…

  • Villa Rios

    These malicious Marxist thugs should be treated as nothing less than enemy combatants who have invaded our country. They are elitists, who expect the hard working taxpayers of this country to support their state-controlled ambitions. They should be treated as nothing less than traitors. They are the 1% and need to be dealt with just as Lincoln dealt with the traitors of his time.

  • DrBobNM

    they should vote GOP in the next election, put somebody in there who knows how to really create jobs, get a freeking job, and stfu.

  • Jsmith 0

    “On the 17th, we’re going to burn New York City to the ground.”

    That’s all I need to hear. Call in the National Guard and push this rabble into the sea.

  • Cincybearcatfan

    I’m telling you this —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xd_zkMEgkI reminds me of the occupy idiots.

  • They only occupy 0blabla's jock strap!

    These people are not a political movement, they are a BOWEL movement!

  • NoMarxist

    New York cops need to learn some new crowd control techniques from the Syrian government.

  • AZ Dave

    I’m tired of these Democrat supported leftists tearing up my country … it’s Full Metal Jacket time … worked great for Kent State

  • D Duck

    Bloomberg should have stopped them on day 1.

  • Richard

    That’s fine. Maybe then you’ll see what the occupants of the general population of the New York prison system do whiny, self important, ipod carrying little geeks. They will love you (long time)

  • So ho Dweller

    I’m a Democrat and agree with a portion of the OWS principles, as stated on their website.
    But they should be occupying Albany, City Council and Congress as much as the financial industry. The whole affair illustrated how vacuous and false both our media (incl this one) and politicians are: at its max, these are ONLY several dozen folks, mostly Poindexter With Mommy’s Credit Card.
    “Movement” my A@$. Don’t even have a coherent statement of what they think is wrong. Organized by fringe loser-agitators, who are basically against any form of capitalism and markets– because THAT, that simple opposition to capitalism and markets — is what the Decomcratic party has now become to mean.
    Bummer…. it used to be about fair society, social justice and human rights. Now it’s about trying to make Poindexter look cool as he uses Momy’s credit card.

    • ed

      So you believe it’s OK to disrupt businesses so they can’t pay their employees, keep people from going to work so they can fed their families, deal and use drugs, rape, steal, spread dieases. YOU are ok with that?

  • wildbill6996

    A tall LIMB and a short rope is what the BAS-ARD NEEDS !!!!!

  • Steve H.

    Please don’t fall into the typical useful idiot sterotype.

  • Sterling Headset

    It’s a convenient distraction, that’s all this protest is. They are Obama’s puppets, just wait, he’ll part the seas and look heroic. It’s a convenient distraction.

  • calvin

    In riot situations you can open fire at will to protect life or property.

  • Ted

    No…I just work hard for a living…it’s what my father did, it’s called a work ethic. I’ve worked 1 to 3 jobs simultaneously all my life. I started at Sears in maintenance, got a degree, worked hard for years and became the ops mgr, and so on. Youth are spoiled today, everyone wins, all want and expect big money fast….it’s never worked that way. We are to blame. It’s a competitive world and we and our schools arent preparing them.

  • Tom Walter

    NOTE TO SELF B4 OCCUPYING THE OCCUPIERS…..Bring Loaded .45 ACP Smith & Wesson M&P With Extra Clips Of Hollow Points, Gas Mask, Rubber Gloves, Disinfectant, And A Pad & Pencil To Keep Score.

  • Deserttrek

    time to run these fleas down like the vermin they are

    the politicians are the ones ruining the country and these punks will never understnad that. their heros nancy, obummer and hillary have them too enthralled

  • Eli

    the occupy flea baggers say they are free to do what they want….even if means hurting others and their business, even small family businesses….get real!! If they are ‘free’ to act this way and ‘we’ aren’t…..then I say we do to them what they do to us! FAIR IS FAIR.

  • Lance Combs

    My family of 3 takes in 32,000 per year. Of course, we’re well on our way to doubling that. As of now, however, we are NOT well off. We have to be careful with every dollar we spend…and that’s why I hate OWS. Those art students just don’t understand economics, but they spout off like they’re the foremost authority on it.

  • Troy

    After their done with all of that they get to go to the Occupy Jail Cell event!!

  • kaysaa

    How ironic the protesters claim that they want to “put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror.”.

    It is the Occupy Movement that are the tryants.

  • fightingforourfuture

    We must be non-violent. We must support the 99 percent. We must not give up. We are all in this together. If we allow the top 1 percent to divide us, police vs. protesters, public employees vs private employees, we are doomed. We are fighting a power that is very, very strong and has lots of lobbyists and lawyers, that games legislation by their lobbyists so they can slip past it with their lawyers.

    The theme of the civil rights movement was “eyes on the prize”. The top 1 percent has trillions of dollars. This is a generational fight. If we are divided, and by we I mean the everyone outside the top 1 percent, we will be crushed like insects. I cannot think of any more important endeavor for us and our children than to fight for some semblance of income equality, economic stability, and for educational opportunity – and for many other important things as well.

  • Cincybearcatfan

    I’m guessing that the Occupy movement is a much bigger deal in NYC and other cities than it is in Cincinnati. No one cares and no one notices them here. You get a quick 30 seconds in the news each night but that’s about it. Nobody cares. I wasn’t around for the hippy 60’s (thank God) but I can’t imagine they were anything like this. They claim theft, so they want to steal. Yeah that makes sense.

  • C S Ball

    Sounds like OWS is starting Black Friday a little early. I’m sure their Christmas list must include flat screen TV’s and alcohol

  • tgc

    New York created these idiots, New York can deal with them. I don’t care if they shut down everything in that city…doesn’t matter one bit to me.

  • Georgiabelle

    “Occupy the Subways”? Now that’s a brilliant strategy. I’m pretty sure that the 1% are not using the subway system. And I can’t help but think that the working class people of NYC, who do use it, are going to be really p*ssed off at anyone who impedes their ability to get where they need to go.

  • John Q.

    Only hurting themselves, the whole thing has de-evolved into anarchists, mob mentality, and ME, ME, ME attitudes, wearing out their welcome. They hardly represent the so-called 99% of us in actions or behavior, even if people may agree with some concepts of the corruption in government/special interests, etc. Personally, I think the frustration they represent has been mis-directed anyway and most are being used as pawns unknowingly by several other interests that want to make the “movement” their own, and manipulate/influence it in the direction that serves them. I think the illusion by many observers and supporters that something concrete is going to be actually accomplished is fading fast as well, though still “wanting” it to be what they imagined it would. Entropy in play…

  • Sam E Moore Jr

    Here’s the good New’s !
    They have several thousands times in all ways gone out of their way to prove they are nothing more than far left dirt bags thugs and Misfits .
    If they were “”Sincere ” They would be standing at the Doors and Baloney of Congress House and Senate with the now outed huge “”Insider Trading Scan .
    That makes Wall Street and Banks nothing in comparison
    since Congress rights all bills and final regulations .

  • Chris

    Yes john graham, I’m sure that Bill Gates, John Rockefeller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mr. Burns, and Scrouge McDuck are all spending their day commenting on message boards.

  • dwhite

    Obama and Pelosie own this movement by their statements. Lets see them run for cover if violence breaks out.

  • Paavo

    I hope they apply for permits and pay all necessary fees; otherwise the cops should round up the animals and put them in the jar.

  • Jeff

    Bunch of dumb bunnies.

  • The Dude

    Anyone else think it kind of ironic that the “Tank Man” at Tiananmen square was protesting FOR democracy & Freedom while against communism yet the OWS idiots are using this as a means FOR communism and creating a bolshevick revolution? This just goes to show that they are nothing more than professional malcontents who, if they lived in utopia, would protest the fact that there would be nothing to protest.

    Sadly, this comes to mind: Those who don’t learn from history are destined to repeat it.

  • http://www.verumserum.com John

    Hey, CBS, if you’re going to include videos you found published on our blog, you should try posting a link in your story. Thanks.

  • Laura G

    Take the cameras away and refust to interview them!
    Also, I have a question for the ones being arrested…..what kind of job (you know…a job…that’s where you work hard every day and then get paid for it) do you think you’ll get after your little tantrum is over? No employer in their right mind would hire you now…because now, you have an arrest record (& possibly assault)! And now, it’s in the public record that you can’t handle authority and it’s been proven that you’re a spoiled brat who thinks they’re the center of the universe! Oh well….winter is coming….let’s see how long you last….

    • Eli

      So true!!! They don’t think about how their child-like actions will cause them harm later.

  • Tom Walter

    Ya….And???? Should have gone to school / militatry, made something of yourself. You know, like a job. Dumb Ass

  • NooYawkah

    I think the city should counter by declaring a “National Day of Meatball Sandwiches”. You don’t want to disrupt hard working New Yorkers when they’re eating meatball sandwiches. Problem solved.

  • Louis Farrakhan

    My brothas…if you see this Occupy Wall Street vermin on the subway, beat their faces with your hands.

    If you see them on the streets, kick their heads with your feet.

    If you see them in the dark, make them see stars.

    They are the devil in disguise.

    • NooYawkah

      And if you see them at a Sub Shop, hit ’em with hot meatball sandwiches.

    • Eli

      Its our duty to STOP these occupier rapists, non-human evil terrorists

  • Van Wehrle

    Terrorism plain and simple. Denounce the movement Mr President.

    • Protocall

      Ha! That is his plan!!!

  • Sterling Headset

    I wish they would Occupy Eddie Vedder’s House! He’s been overcharging citizens for tickets to see him sing without moving his jaw for almost 20 years now. Something must be done to stop this man!

  • Protocall

    Call in the Military. Shoot a few. They will stop

  • Patriot

    Thousands from Harlen expected to join the OWS protestors.

    FACTCHECK – The American Revolutionary War was about having to kill British soldiers sent by the King to control the peasants who wanted freedom from tyrants and taxes and greed.

    • Sam E Moore Jr

      Pssst Under King George “”All “” paid taxes .
      In fact 9 taxes different though tax stamps .
      47.9 % Don’t pay any taxes and get back 3-7 K Today .
      The Top 25% pays 94.6 % of all Taxes .
      In case you have not noticed Obama is becoming King George !

    • Kent

      What is Harlen? Typical fleabag idiot. Get a job.

  • Protocall

    Call in the Military. Shoot a few. They will stop.

    • Kent

      I will gladly help and donate free ammo.

  • greg

    The poor in this country are in the top seven percent of wage earners on the plant, so should we take from them as the are sugesting to take from the ” rich” since the are rich compared to the rest of the world

    • FEDhater

      No doubt, the alleged poor in our country have it better than 90% of the worlds population. They whine about stuff on their iphones, while most people don’t even have access to water or a steady food supply. People who cannot make it in the US are truly the biggest losers in the world and would have died off and their offspring died off had they been born elsewhere in the world. Case in point, our poor people are FAT, our poor people eat too much food. Time to revisit Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and gain some perspective. Pathetic people we raise in this country, absolutely pathetic. We deserve the collapse that is coming for allowing our society to become so arrogant and entitled, time for a disease or famine to thin the heard so the intelligent, hard working, productive people can rebuild this country.

  • thegratefuldad

    Just remember these are OBAMAs people!

  • Debra

    I pray there will be no viloence, but when you get groups of people together that have no central message, and haters of capitalism, and the free market, who only want handouts, who represent socialist, unions, community organizers, and anarchist then it spells trouble.

  • DigitalBob

    These are Obama’s peeps who support his socialist agenda. The sad part is if you look to unrest in eurpoe you will discover no matter how much is done, it isn’t nearly enough.

  • Dom Cobb

    It’s all on you Chicago thug. You own the rapes the murders and the violence.

    • Kent

      its going to backfire on him but he was to stupid to see it.

  • MIke

    I’m not that well off and I’m against OWS, because I strongly believe nobody owns me anything.
    I also believe you should get rewarded for talent and energetic not spreading the wealth.

  • biskitts

    Most of the negative comments about the Occupiers are from working individuals who aren’t jealous of successful people. We believe that hard work leads you to success.

    Complaining about success gets you no where and blaming successful people for your lack thereof is idiotic.

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