As of the time of this writing, authorities have arrested more than 7,730 people at events and actions organized by Occupy movement. I was among the 700 people subjected to a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011.
I interviewed Paul Hetznecker, one of the lead attorneys among a team of 14 lawyers who defended 31 Occupy Philly protesters who were arrested on November 30, 2011, shortly after Occupy Philly was shut down.
It is integral that students across the country become even more involved in the Occupy movement. We can carry on the legacy of student activism in our country by working to build a more just future in which we will live.