Another video has emerged showing a white-shirted New York City police supervisor punching a citizen during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The video doesn’t capture much before the incident but if you slow it down and watch it frame by frame, it doesn’t appear as if the citizen had done anything to provoke the punch.
A second white-shirted cop then jumps in and helps slam the man down on the ground where he is arrested.
The video was posted to Youtube on Wednesday and further confirms what we’ve seen in almost two weeks of protests – that the white-shirted police supervisors are clearly more aggressive than the blue-uniformed rank and file officers.
The protesters have continually reached out to the blue-uniformed cops, encouraging them to join them in solidarity.
While the rumors that 100 cops refusing to show up to work in support of the protesters were never confirmed, numerous Youtube videos show the blue-uniformed cops to be much more sympathetic than their white-shirted supervisors – who seem to be oblivious to the multitude of cameras around them.
In its 12th day, the protest is gaining momentum with various groups joining the original twenty-something protesters who swarmed Wall Street on September 17.
On Tuesday, more than 700 pilots from Continental and United Continental marched down Wall Street in protest of “slow contract negotiations and misinformation regarding merger integration.”
Time magazine published a piece today stating that there are about 300 activists camping out at Zuccotti Park with hundreds more joining them throughout the day and many more arriving this weekend.
Time also stated that the protest grows more organized with each passing day.
Over the past 12 days, however, those numbers have grown. On a late-night visit to Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, the fecklessness and disorganization reported earlier in the New York Times seemed largely absent. A protest that began in utter dysfunction has given way to a fairly organized movement with a base camp for its most stalwart members, now numbering more than 300 people, who have slept in the park for 12 nights straight–and who say they intend to stay.