What’s wrapped in orange netting, tastes like pepper spray, and is synonymous with “revolutionary?” The Occupy Wall Street Movement.
What Happened Today?
With chants like, “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho. Corp-rate Greed has got to go!” Hundreds of Occupiers moved from New York City towards Brooklyn, across the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Many took the pedestrian walkway and protested unmolested. An undetermined number of demonstrators were entrapped in the traffic lanes, by police officers. They were cordoned for hours as police officers arrested a few at a time. All were arrested. By 8:05 the Brooklyn Bridge was reopened, much to the inflamed bemusement of commuters.
Growing numbers of Occupy Wall Street protesters, initially it was announced that 400 were arrested, then 500, and now more than700, were arrested in The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge. Many of those who have been arrested have been released with a mere summons. The NYPD is simply running out of resources such as, as many dark humor activists have pointed out, cable ties.
The Aftermath Facts
The precincts are full, the 700 protesters arrested today it is said they have been left on buses for the time being. No water, no food. Apparently, international photographer to Monica Lopez has taken photos of a twelve-year-old girl getting arrested. Several marines, in organized fashion, are coming to support the cause, have are coming to support the protesters. At least one legal observer was arrested. These revolutionaries are in it for the long haul. There is no sign of them halting, their momentum only gains.
How is the Protest Progressing?
For hours a live feed of the Occupy Wall Street protests have streamed, live, their demands. The growing multitudes voice their demands in call and response pattern; one leader speaks their beliefs and the congregation echoes their concern. Their concerns are simple; protect our environment, protect our security, protect our jobs, and above all protect the rights and political power of the “99%.” The 99% refers to the everyday American, not the Wall Street Broker or the Hollywood Big Shot, but instead the everyday hero.
They fight for every teachers, every soldiers, every salesmen, everybody who has ever worked in a cubicle, and even every police officer. Our jobs have been leached from America, globalized by corporate greed as our national stability is endangered by an increasingly polarized Congress. They are speaking out because the system of checks and balances is out of balance and too many good people are getting hurt for the benefit of a few fat cats, who have bankrupt this once great nation, can lounge in their penthouses. This will not continue, the Occupiers will have victory.
Get the Demands of the Occupiers Here.