Restore the Fourth protest photos
Photos from the July 4th protests in New York City and San Francisco.
- NYC: Activists teamed up with the Occupy Illuminator to project messages in the days before the rally (Photo: Kyle Depew)
- NYC: Carrying signs and cardboard surveillance cameras, demonstrators parade down Broadway toward Federal Hall, the birthplace of the Bill of Rights
- San Francisco: Protesters utilize internet memes on their signs and a very few dressed up in costumes.
- NYC: Demonstrators surround a Department of Homeland Security "CrimeEye" surveillance camera nest. The city contains an estimated 3,000 cameras, all linked to the NYPD's "Domain Awareness System"
- NYC: The march floods into Manhattan's financial district, a few short blocks from the former Occupy homestead in Zuccotti Park
- San Francisco: After protesting at the offices of US senator Dianne Feinstein, the crowd of around 400 marched down Market St. to the Embarcadero.
- NYC: A protester reads aloud: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated."
- San Francisco: The peaceful protest was constantly assisted by the San Francisco Police Department. There were no arrests and, in fact, protest organizers told the crowd that “We’re here to protest the NSA, not the SFPD” and that they “do not encourage civil disobedience.”
- NYC: Demonstrators rally beneath George Washington’s statue on the steps of Federal Hall
- San Francisco: Protesters took advantage of the date, July 4th, to draw parallels between the founding fathers concerns and modern-day spying.
- NYC: Protesters fill the square surrounding Federal Hall as Rev. Billy begins his speech: "We will become more and more not just pixels, but physical bodies... This will be a social movement."
- NYC: Everyone has something to hide.
- San Francisco: The march ended at 611 Folsom St, the site of the AT&T switching facility where the company facilitated NSA eavesdropping on the backbone of the internet.