Today is the one year anniversary of the action at Duarte Square. When Trinity Wall Street Church denied us the use of one of their vacant lots, we marched there and entered. 49 arrests were made within the vacant lot, and numerous arrests were made all day long outside the lot on different actions and marches. The arrests in the vacant lot led to the occupation of Trinity Wall Street Church.
There is supposed to be a march today from Duarte Square to Liberty Park to commemorate that day one year ago. I wish I was there in Manhattan for the march. My thoughts, and my heart, are with the Occupy Wall Street hard-grounders who are still occupying in New York City — whether that be Occupy Trinity Wall Street, Occupy Goldman-Sachs, Occupy Sandy or elsewhere. I have the utmost respect for all of you. Thank you for your service!