Occupy Wall Street general assembly inside the central fountain in Washington Square Park shortly before 11PM yesterday.
Mic-check is the call and repeat technique that sprang-up out of the necessity because NYC law prohibits the use of bullhorns or any amplified sound without a permit. Here they are announcing their plan to occupy Washington Square Park. The park officially closes at midnight. And they did strategically disperse at midnight, but a few remained. See Josh Harkinson‘s video below. He was reporting for Mother Jones and barely escaped arrest doing so.
This land was made for you and me. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.