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I have a feeling this might be a good one. If you're anywhere near NYC,
And please, enough of the counterproductive crap about how you don't approve of this group or that one. That's how the left always weakens itself -- and why no one ever takes us seriously.
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Wall Street firms will be the target of a nonviolent demonstration in which organizers say they want 20,000 people to participate with tents, kitchens and “peaceful barricades” in lower Manhattan.
Dubbed “#OccupyWallStreet,” the goal of the protest scheduled to start today is to get President Barack Obama to establish a commission to end “the influence money has over our representatives in Washington,” according to the website of Adbusters, a group promoting the demonstration. Organizers want participants to “occupy” the area for “a few months,” according to the website.
“People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we'll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sept. 15 at a press conference. “As long as they do it where other people's rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds, and that's what makes New York New York.”
Yeah, Mike, just like you did during the Republican convention -- by putting protesters in cages and illegally arresting them! I have a feeling you're a little more worried these days, though, and you're going to play nice this time.
[..] Protests also are planned for financial districts in Madrid, Milan, London and Paris, according to a bulletin from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center obtained by Bloomberg News. The NCCIC is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Chris Ortman, an agency spokesman, confirmed the bulletin's authenticity.
Via Think Progress:
After most demonstrators at today’s march on K Street moved on, a small group of protesters decided to encamp at the intersection of 14th Street and K Street and hold their ground in an act of civil disobedience. Read more...
More on those arrests Friday on Wall Street, and the insane number of NYPD cops stationed in front of Federal Hall to, um, words fail here. Why are they there? There are 25 protesters allowed in the "First Amendment Rights Area" (I believe it's Read more...
Occupy Wall Street // Spring Training // April 13, 2012 from Mo Scarpelli on Vimeo.
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