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|User Info||Operation Occupy Wall Street Started 9/17, Ongoing; entered at 2011-10-01 17:11:38|
Registered: 2010-07-27 California
Huffington Post is carrying this live now, police are arresting men, women, and yes, CHILDREN at the Brooklyn Bridge.|
Chicago: http://chicagoist.com/2011/09/29/occupy_.... The news feeds for the hashtags are abuzz with vague reports of a possible raid set to happen and calls for people to come to the Federal Reserve Bank building with cameras to record what might happen. Occupy Chicago also said they're in the process of setting up a live feed from the Federal Reserve.
LA: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/.... The crowd gathered at around 10 a.m. at Pershing Square, then marched up Broadway to the north lawn of L.A. City Hall. Crowd estimates varied, but it appeared that the group was at least 750 people. (Organizers claimed the figure was as high as 4000.)
http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/10/01/2919.... Occupy L.A. is part of a coordinated national effort to call attention to many issues: record profits for financial institutions as tens of thousands of homeowners lose their life savings; job creation and better access to quality healthcare; cuts in government money for education.
NY: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30.... Huffington Post is reporting via Twitter that NY police have begun arrests at the Brooklyn Bridge. Live feed at link.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/20.... “We are targeting Wall Street, in particular the big banks and corporations,” Rachel Laforest, the executive director of the Right to the City Alliance told ABC News. “The goal is to create a national narrative and have it be known how the states are taking state revenues that are being funneled to banks and corporations and then you layer on top of that the fact that they’re not obligated to pay their fair share of taxes, and so that’s billions and billions of dollars that could be put toward job creation and creating solutions to the housing crisis.”
Boston: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regiona.... They wanted to be arrested, and we obliged,” Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told the Herald last night as he stood on the outskirts of Dewey Square, observing hundreds gathered in a rush-hour protest. The crowd grew to an estimated 3,000 by nightfall.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/01/s.... They sleep on air mattresses, use Mac laptops and play drums. They go to the bathroom at the local McDonald’s. A few times a day, they march down to Wall Street, yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!”
http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-i.... New demonstrations are being formed in over 77 U.S. cities including Boston, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. While some may dismiss the protests as just another hippie festival, there is real potential for the movement to grow now and in the long-term future.