#1 Protesters blocked in bid to 'occupy' Wall Street
09-18-2011, 06:46 AM
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Hundreds of people marched near Wall Street in New York in a failed attempt to occupy the heart of global finance to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts....Plans by protesters to turn Lower Manhattan into an "American Tahrir Square" was thwarted when police on Saturday blocked all the streets near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan.
The demonstrators had planned to stake out Wall Street until their anger over a financial system they say favors the rich and powerful was heard...."The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99 Percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the one percent," said a statement on the website Occupy Wall Street.
By noon, about 700 people, many carrying backpacks and sleeping bags, had gathered near Wall Street to search for a place to camp amid a heavy police presence.....That was far less than the 20,000 people that the online magazine Adbusters, which launched the movement in July, had hoped to see "flood" the neighborhood for a months-long occupation.
A FORCE 9 TEMPEST IN A TEACUP...:D
09-18-2011, 12:00 PMThe one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99 Percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the one percent
09-18-2011, 02:21 PM
700 was pretty generous, judging by the pics I found on DU. Maybe if they counted the plainclothes cops it would get that high. Maybe another thousand random shoppers, sightseers, and gawkers out to watch the hippies and anarchists get a well-deserved beatdown.
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