Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.
On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.
More than 100 arrests in Oakland, unions, their allies, and now Amnesty International have all condemned the use of tear gas.
With the crowd chanting and drums and brass playing, the police slowly started surrounding the crowd.
In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.
Getting lost is the goal of the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement, which is to make the banks accountable to the people and pay for the mess they created.
In a massive pre-dawn raid Oct. 25, Oakland and other area police evicted hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters from their two-week-old encampment in front of City Hall and a smaller camp in a nearby park.
A new movement is emerging to divest from bank responsible for the housing mortgage crisis and the global capitalist meltdown.
Protesting the mass arrests and the destruction of their first aid station this weekend, ordered by Mayor Emmanuel, nurses and their allies picketed City Hall this morning.
Cantor's appearance had been planned for 4:30, but the news came earlier in the day that the Congressman had cancelled when told that the general public would be admitted as well as Penn students.