Drummers playing, flags and signs waving, but the demonstration didn't get too far. As one OWS woman explains, "they told us to come through and then locked us in here." The police put up barricades so protestors could not go into the park and or, on the sidewalk, restricting their movement.
The police also blockaded East 79th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue so protestors could not demonstrate in front of Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side residence.
A woman who said she was an Assistant within the Office of the Mayor gave a "mic check" statement saying "you corralled the Mayor so therefore you have been corralled." When reporters asked for her business card or ID, she didn't have one.
"You are the 99%."
"Occupy Wall Street" and "Occupy the Future".