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On canada goose outlet seattle a bright, brisk Saturday morning in November, Katy Ryan, 35, marched with hundreds of Occupy protesters from Zuccotti up Broadway, beyond City Hall to Foley Square. Ryan’s 8 year old daughter, Mary Jane Thorne, held her hand and marched alongside.
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It was the first protest for Mary Jane, whom her mother calls MJ. «I put everything to canada goose outlet store calgary her in the simplest of terms,» Ryan said of canada goose jacket uk her daughter. «I did tell her about the bailouts, and how the average canada goose outlet paypal person is suffering more due to irresponsibility by the banks and our government.» Later in the day, MJ appeared on the OWS video livestream, sticking her tongue out at each bank as canada goose outlet buffalo she marched by.
Little over a week before the NYPD raid on Zuccotti Park, Ryan speculated about the canada goose outlet toronto location future of Occupy Wall Street. «Of course, I hope something more tangible comes of canada goose outlet real it,» she said. «I think we’ve only seen the beginning. It’s not going anywhere, even if they did come in and dismantle the park.»
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The NYPD raid may have provided the jolt that Occupy Wall Street needed, Ryan said. A month ago, she had grown frustrated with what she saw as stagnation: a packed, stifling encampment beset by people more interested in photo ops than protest. «They made what we were all passionate about look ridiculous from the outside,» she said.
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But for Ryan, those events have been canada goose outlet edmonton fewer and farther between as the holiday season has approached. A freelance makeup artist and hair colorist, she still manages to make meetings two or three times a week during «mom allotted hours.» Mary Jane spends half the week with her father Ryan used to spend those nights in canada goose outlet reviews the park.
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Still, she plans to make time for Occupy 2.0, the next major OWS event, scheduled for Saturday.
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Ryan said Friday that MJ will be attending the new occupation, carrying a yellow balloon identifying children of Occupiers and wearing a beloved T shirt she made at an art station in Zuccotti. It features two scenes, as Ryan describes them: «In the first scene it was the banks stealing our money. The second scene was her strongest Pokemon taking it back and giving canada goose outlet new york city it to people.»
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buy canada goose jacket Desiree Frias, 18, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, was a casual Occupier in November. She and her fiance, Hector Acevedo, 22, who studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, attended rallies on weekends when canada goose outlet canada they weren’t busy canada goose outlet uk studying. buy canada goose jacket
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In the chaos, the police made an example of Frias, dragging her, sobbing, up the courthouse steps and cuffing her beneath the words of George Washington etched into its edifice: «The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government.»
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According canada goose factory outlet to the court clerk, Frias was charged with assaulting an officer, a felony, as well as with obstructing government administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
«She’s freaking out, keeps saying over and over, ‘I want to get out of here,'» her fiance Acevedo told HuffPost that night, back at the OWS kitchen in Zuccotti. «She doesn’t even know what happened. I’m just staying here for the night, because that’s what we were going to do. If she doesn’t get out tomorrow, I don’t know what I’ll do.»
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«Her trial isn’t over,» Acevedo said in an canada goose jacket outlet uk email. «We’re both still not completely over all that has happened.» He said he and Frias could not comment any further, given the pending court decision.