Thursday, August 16, 2012
On August 7, I took part in a rally called Occupy Saks (Quick explanation: Carlos Slim—the world’s wealthiest man with a fortune amassed by exploiting the poorest of the poor in his native Mexico—is the largest shareholder in Saks Fifth Avenue.)
After rallying and educating passers-by outside, there were rumors of a flash mob happening in the store—which was ringed not only by Saks security but also by a particularly large contingent of Mayor Bloomberg’s mercenaries. I entered Saks alone, hoping to get some photos of the action inside. All I was doing was walking through the jewelry department, chatting with salesgirls, but I quickly found myself followed by NYPD and store detectives.
One of my recent OWS photos:
Occupy Town Square: Astoria Park (August 11)Share