The Second Stop the City March 1984
The spontaneity of the first Stop the City was somewhat lost during the second. The cat and mouse game protestors played with the police seemed rehearsed. The police also came down really heavy this time because they were caught off guard during the first one. I believe 1,000 arrests were made that day, including yours truly. My arrest happened during one of the many breakouts after being...
The First Stop the City, September 1983
In late September 2011 an old friend from London asked me if I wanted to go and see Occupy Wall Street. I had heard about the protest, and told him that it reminded me of Stop the City, a protest that we had both gone to when we lived in London in 1983 and 84. When I did finally visit Liberty park before OWS was evicted in November 2011, the first kid I spoke to was wearing a Crass t-shirt and...