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Occupy Indy: Week One (Slideshow) 

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- Monday - Occupiers check email and Facebook sites. A constantly running portable generator allows laptops to remain charged, the sound system to work and donated coffee pots, hot plates and even a microwave to be used.
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- Monday - By law, occupiers were not permitted to camp or sleep on Statehouse property. Many operated on little to no sleep for days at a time. Occasionally it was possible to catch naps during an unmonitored moment.
- Monday - A group of occupiers stretch out on the south Statehouse steps waiting for the sun to come up.
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- Tuesday - Occupiers hit the streets early Tuesday waving signs along Washington Street and Capitol to the morning traffic.
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- Tuesday - A demonstrator with a $1 bill taped across his mouth to signify protest of the one percent who control all wealth.
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- Tuesday - After being awake for most of the previous night, an occupier goes for morning coffee.
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- Tuesday - A major accomplishment Tuesday was establishment of the live internet stream. Monitoring the stream became a priority of the group, allowing them to remain in continuous visual contact with other groups and supporters across the country.
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- Wednesday - Each evening's 7 p.m. meeting of the General Assembly continued to draw groups of 30 or more, but overnight and during daytime hours the number of occupiers dropped drastically.
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- Wednesday - A vote being taken at the General Assembly. This particular vote concerned whether to leave the people's microphone continuously on so that it could be used any time of day for someone to voice an opinion, or to turn it off when not in use to conserve power.
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Wednesday - The General Assembly meets.
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- Wednesday - An attendee of the General Assembly asks to be heard. A series of hand signals were established by the group to use for many common procedures.
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- Thursday - Keeping the live stream going was a major priority, regardless of weather. While physical numbers dwindled to a hand full at times, internet activity remained high. Occupy groups and supporters from around the country remained in two-way contact around the clock.
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- Thursday - Off-and-on-again rains on Thursday made for a miserable day. The group's supplies and electronics had to be wrapped in tarps; cardboard signs became soggy and illegible.
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- Friday - Occupiers share information with a visitor on the live stream.
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- Friday - A letter from the Occupy Muncie organization is read aloud to those in attendance.
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- Saturday - Saturday's sunshine was a welcome sight for those who had endured Friday night's colder temperatures.
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- Saturday - The Occupy Indianapolis base has moved from the Capitol south steps to now surround the Thomas Hendricks statue on the southeast corner of the Capitol grounds.
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- Saturday - A supporter paints a fresh sign.
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- Saturday - While some complained that media coverage of the group was sometimes biased, any opportunities to get their points across were still readily welcomed.
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- Saturday - A vendor selling Occupy t-shirts is berated for trying to use the cause as a way to make money. Supplies and support funds have come totally through volunteer efforts.
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- Saturday - Free of weekday obligations and helped by comfortable weather, Saturday brought a crowd of nearly 100 supporters to the downtown site.
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- Monday - By law, occupiers were not permitted to camp or sleep on Statehouse property. Many operated on little to no sleep for days at a time. Occasionally it was possible to catch naps during an unmonitored moment.
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