The world is starting to pay attention to the Occupy Wall Street protest. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the third week of what the media is now calling a movement. The “American Fall” is expanding to 52 US cities and their numbers are growing. Today’s march on New York City’s police headquarters signals a new direction for the efforts: undermining the authority of the police.
As the labor unions join in solidarity with these peaceful protesters, the media and celebrities will promote the cause of the 99%.
Protesters who have camped out near Wall Street for two weeks marched on Friday
on police headquarters in Manhattan over what they viewed as a heavy-handed
police response to a previous demonstration.
The Occupy Wall Street movement, whose members have vowed to stay through the
winter, are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and
More than 1,000 people marched past City Hall and arrived at a plaza outside
police headquarters in the late afternoon. Some held banners criticizing police,
while others chanted: “We are the 99 percent” and “The banks got bailed out, we
got sold out.”