Giants Fans Occupy Zuccotti Park, Demands Unclear

Hundreds of New York Giants fans have occupied Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, to watch today's Super Bowl victory parade. The crowd of peaceful, if slightly-scruffy demonstrators have no unified message, outside of a vague sense of elation over their team's victory in the world's most hyper-capitalist sporting event. Many, we assume, are unemployed.

Giants fans are a loosely-organized, leaderless collective who have used online tools to mobilize extremely effectively, as long as their team is winning.

But look out: According to the New York Daily News, tensions are building between police and demonstrators: "Crowds are already out of control near Zuccotti Park... Folks are being fenced in on all sides." Similar demonstrations in Philadelphia, Vancouver, and Oakland have erupted in violence.


[Images of Zuccotti Park via Mary Pilon (left) and Olson Caleb (right)