55 Days of Occupy Philly: Days 45, 46. Action at Wells Fargo

November 19
Day 45
Weather 54 – 30

I will be posting these for each of the 55 days of Occupy Philly on Dilworth Plaza, from October 6, 2011 to November 30, the night of our eviction.

To view all posts to date, click:  55 Days of Occupy Philly.

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Time out for jail time. Direct action at Wells Fargo. 15 hours overnight jail time, a few winks of sleep.

Hours of meditation to pass the time

and singing

…went to the rich man’s house

Saturday Day 46
11/19/11
Weather 55 – 40
Marchers went to another location as diversion. Fourteen of us entered the bank at 4:00–as customers. Did a Mic-check, started our teach-in.

Held up our Foreclosure Notice!

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Arrested at 6:00, taken to the Round House by 6:30 PM. Released at 9:30 this morning—so 17 hours, 15 in the cell. 36 hours virtually no sleep. Facilitated CoCo, got a SKYPE capapable mobile phone on long term loan. GA voted to ask legal to send the permit (application sent by Cigy) with amendment that they permit tents, food warmers, & no end date. Not a change they’ll accept. The pizza smells good. No money after paying for a pint of beer.
_________ got out in one piece. Held separate from the rest. We were worried.

     Friday November 25, 2011 -- Arrest at Wells Fargo
     He loves you ...  
                ...Kate
     tents moving in the night
     camp ashambles by morning

     assisted into the white van      watch
     your head, the tile floors, concrete, pink painted
     bars -- world beyond our reach

     graffiti

     coin-scratched on cell walls
     twice            I love you Kate

     sit on the floor chanting
     knowing
     their sins 

     are ours -- unstoppable

     a new world awaits us, Kate!

     black coats, orange arm bands

            …  the writing's on the wall

Later, there were sleep-ins outside the bank
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We made street theater

…and after a being found guilty the first trial, a jury found us not guilty the second… on grounds of exposing an evil greater than the harm done by the sit-in/teach in.

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