Monday, November 14, 2011

How the rich got richer

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that began last month in Lower Manhattan migrated uptown on Oct. 15, as about 6,000 people gathered in Times Square during what organizers called a “global day of action against Wall Street greed.” There were 92 arrests, according to the New York City Police Department. More than 100 people were injured in Rome, where as many as 200,000 amassed, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.

Chicago police arrested about 175 protesters in Grant Park around 1 a.m. local time yesterday after they refused to disperse, the Chicago Tribune reported. Eight were arrested in London a day earlier after demonstrators were barred from entering Paternoster Square, home to the London Stock Exchange. Six were charged, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

London protestors were camped out for a third day in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral near the financial district. Banners attached to the tents included signs reading “People Before Profit” and “The People are Too Big to Fail,” while protesters made speeches from the steps of the cathedral using megaphones.

Protesters and local politicians had gathered 300,000 signatures, flooded the city’s 311 information line and drew more than 3,000 people to the park to oppose the cleanup, according to Patrick Bruner, an Occupy Wall Street spokesman.

“The world will rise up as one and say, ‘We have had enough,’” Bruner said in an e-mail. A news release from the organization said there were demonstrations in 1,500 cities worldwide, including 100 in the U.S. Read more...


  1. The left wing Marxist/communist rent-a-mobs is hardly a demonstration by the "people".

  2. people know somethings wrong, most haven't taken the time to learn what. if they get to even 1 of the main problems and stick to that it'd be better. end corporate and bank lobbying, get money out of politics for starts maybe.
    did any see the 60minutes expose on congressional insider trading? longtime problem, 'bout time some "news" mentioned it.


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