After Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was arrested early Wednesday morning at Zuccotti Park for participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Latino political and organizational leaders, including northwest Bronx State Senator Gustavo Rivera, are standing in support of Rodriguez and urging community participation during tomorrow’s National Day of Action for the 99%.
According to a press release, Rivera was scheduled to appear at a rally today at noon on the steps of City Hall, along with Rodriguez, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, as well as members of the groups La Fuente and Make the Road New York, to speak out and exemplify New Yorkers’ rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.
Tomorrow’s “Day of Action,” celebrating the Occupy Wall Street movement’s two-month anniversary, includes an “Occupy the Subways” rally at the city’s main transit hubs. In the Bronx, protesters will be convening at 3 p.m. at a handful of train stations, including Fordham Road (4 train), 3rd Ave and 138th Street (6), 163rd and Southern Blvd (6), and 161st at Yankee Stadium (B, D, 4).
From the train stations, Occupiers will be heading to Manhattan’s Foley Square for a larger rally at 5 p.m.
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