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Offline Freebird100

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80 "Occupy Wall Street" protesters arrested
« on: September 24, 2011, 08:08:21 pm »

NEW YORK - About 80 people have been arrested as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan.

The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is entering its second week. Demonstrators said Saturday that they are protesting bank bailouts, the mortgage crisis and the U.S. state of Georgia's execution of Troy Davis.

At Manhattan's Union Square, police tried to corral the demonstrators using orange plastic netting. Some of the arrests were filmed and activists posted the videos online.

Police say the arrests were mostly for blocking traffic. Charges include disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. But one demonstrator was charged with assaulting a police officer. Police say the officer involved suffered a shoulder injury.

Protest spokesman Patrick Bruner criticized the police response as "exceedingly violent" and said the protesters sought to remain peaceful.

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."

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Offline chris jones

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Re: 80 "Occupy Wall Street" protesters arrested
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 08:57:26 pm »
  They sent in the bulls (on orders).
Who the hell do these peons think they are to muck with the wall street and the bankers.
  Our news media will not cover the fact this was a peacefull protest, in fact will it be given serious coverage?

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Re: 80 "Occupy Wall Street" protesters arrested
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 12:40:12 pm »
The "occupiers" are whites in their 20's who prefer to be called "young people" and not "hippies".
Unlike the "chavs" of London, there is no rioting and violence, just "occupying".
They are venting with drums and rap on the street: hoping to disrupt, let off steam, and grow up.
The police are obliging.
There are parallels to the recent Israeli protests in terms of "media blackout" and apparent lack of effect.