Remembering Occupy Rochester: Zombie Walk and First Arrests

For many of us, the Occupy Movement was a time to get excited and involved on a day-to-day level.  Here in Rochester, many followed suit in a mass movement that looked at the occupation of a public space as central to developing the kind of protest culture that was happening around us.  We were, however, also the first city in New York State to find push back and to have our first attempts at an encampment forcibly cleared.  Here is a look back to the first attempt to take Washington Square Park during Occupy Rochester, which was preceded with a Halloween themed “Zombie Walk” protest.