Danny Cline, 26, Plumber's Apprentice, Staten Island.
Here's a glimpse of how the protestors are living in Zuccotti Park. I'll publish the other interviews after the article runs, but for now I'll post some clips of the interviews that they're not going to use.
There are so many artists and people with brains, but then you also have fools. Where there comes good there comes bad. When they cleaned the park, when Bloomberg told us to clean it, all the bums left, so now it’s just people that want to be here. There’s a lot of runaways, a lot of travelers, a lot of people from all over the place. It’s just one big, happy go-lucky, freeze your balls off at night, family. There’s no water, gotta go into McDonalds, but they close at night. It’s hard to get a shower. You gotta know people [or you go] wherever they send you. [It’s tough] if you don’t know how to live outside. I’ve done this before, so I know how to do it.
I’m a local 1 plumber, a local 1 apprentice. I went to college, can’t afford anything though. All that stuff costs money to do. I’m an English major. English is always what I wanted to do. My mother was a professor.
It’s freezing, we’re all sick, we’re all tired, but we’re not giving up.