Wall Street Protests Enter 3rd Week

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

NEW YORK (AP) - October 3, 2011 -

Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other issues are showing no signs of giving up their campaign.

Organizers on Monday urged participants to take part in a
protest against police brutality and a rally in support of union

They were also encouraged to dress up as corporate zombies. As
Wall Streeters arrived for work, most protesters were still having
breakfast. One demonstrator was ready with a zombie-makeover kit,

About 700 weekend arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge fueled the
anger of the protesters camping in a Manhattan park. It also
sparked support elsewhere in the country as the campaign entered
its third week.

One supporter, William Stack, sent an e-mail to city officials
urging all charges be dropped.


New York City 10-2-11

Anti Wall Street protesters sat in the middle of New York's Brooklyn Bridge blocking traffic Saturday afternoon.

Police took hundreds of people into custody and formed a human wall trying to keep more demonstrators from getting onto the bridge.

The Protesters are part of the the movement called Occupy Wall Street and they're upset over social inequality, bank bailouts and corporate greed .

"It's about time for the people to rise up and say we are the people, we are the public, and we should decide what's right."

Demonstrators started camping out and holding marches near New York's financial district three weeks ago. Critics say this leaderless resistance movement is unorganized. But, Protesters claim they don't need one focus.

"We don't have one central argument we have a lot but the basic issue is our democratic structures are broken in this country."

And when a congressman showed up ...

"We have to take our country back ."

Demonstrators made it clear government isn't working.

"You sir have no business being here...you're part of the problem."

These Occupy Wall Street protesters say they are encouraged. The crowds here in lower Manhattan are growing and the movement is spreading to cities around the country.

People rallied in New Mexico and marched to city hall in Los Angeles Saturday as a sign of solidarity .

In the midwest, the crowd outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago started growing a week ago.

"This is what democracy looks like"

Protestors in New York say they just want they're voices heard and pledge to keep demonstrating through the winter.


NEW YORK 10-1-11

More than 1,000 demonstrators speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality have taken their protest to the New York Police Department headquarters.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in lower Manhattan marched several blocks north Friday to police headquarters.

They demonstrated there for about two hours against the police response to the downtown protest, which is in its second week.

Critics have accused officers of being heavy-handed, saying they have roughed up people who did nothing wrong.

The NYPD has disputed that claim.

The protesters also say they're upset about reports from The Associated Press that an NYPD intelligence unit has sought to infiltrate the city's Muslim community.

Friday's march was peaceful. Police say there were no arrests.

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  • by Alyssa on Oct 5, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    I think the issue everyone has failed to see is that this has nothing to do with Republican vs. Democrat, Left vs Right, Liberal vs Conservative, Socialism vs Capitalism: the attitude of "us vs them." So try to forget all about who you hate, who you think is wrong, for just one moment. Now realize: This has everything to do with a wide variety of Americans using their God-given Constitutional RIGHT to express their frustration and anger with the current "government." Yes, Obama has been bought and paid for by special interests who don't care a bit about the American people, but then so was Bush. We cannot expect one political party to have all the answers. I think you people need to take a step outside of the partisan box and look at the whole picture, because the bankers and their cronies would LOVE for us to fight amongst ourselves while they continue to take down this country under our noses. But I guess whoever said "ignorance was bliss" was right. So you can go back to watching your TV now.
  • by ItsAllBS on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:04 AM
    Ross Perot was right! I knew it all along. He predicted this would happen. Yet everyone laughed at his cartoon graphs. BHO, W, RR, makes no difference. All are controlled by the money. Small business takes all the risk, not Wall Street. Its easy to gamble when its not your money. The whole investment scam is a ponzi scheme designed to separate the middle class from their money.
  • by Just Say No To Liberals on Oct 3, 2011 at 11:37 PM
    Funny that George Soros, who is backing this protest, has made BILLIONS off Wall Street. But we all know the mantra of the Left- It's all Boehners' fault and the Tea Party's fault that we're in the mess that we're in. Furthermore, it is completely evil to make over 250k a year unless you're a Liberal Democrat, of course.
  • by Julie Location: PA on Oct 3, 2011 at 04:37 PM
    Hey Boehner, I hear that you and your buddys are giving up their free health care and 80% of salary pensions. So you realy do want to balance the budget and get control of spending! How about adding:end wars for profit,tax relief for corps sending our jobs overseas and you and your wealthy friends paying taxes and that goes for Exon, etc.
  • by Reagan Republican on Oct 3, 2011 at 02:56 PM
    @ Tallynole: You do know that your income percentage assumptions are completely wrong. The top 10% of taxpayers pay approximately 70% of the Federal income tax. Capital gains is currently 15% and it relates to income gains on the sell of stocks, etc. This amount is paid in addition to the Federal income tax amount someone pays. Pres. Obama never explains the truthful difference between income rate and capital gains rate and that is deceitful. Who do you know in Tally that can live off earnings from just capital gains? Also, Republicans have always been the largest supporters of our military. It is very unfortunate that three to four people booed the debate question by the person in the military that is gay. Obviously, there is unacceptable behavior in BOTH political parties but that does not mean it is embraced by the majority of the members.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 3, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    I know! I can't touch you folks with logic! Thanx!
  • by conservative democrat on Oct 3, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    Greed the tea party republican way!!
  • by Paul on Oct 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    They need pitchforks. Greed does go too far from time to time. Guilliatines are requered every few years or so.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    Greed is necessary...if there were no greed, there would be no business' as each business main goal is market share. And if these protesters are trying to battle social inequality...why arent they better themselves instead of just complaining that they are unequal?
  • by Just Laughing Location: Trailer County on Oct 3, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    Too funny down here in the land of the tree capitol of corporate greed and subsidy we know, we understand. Trailer county is 58 miles from the steps of the state capitol and it represents crony capitalism at its best. There are eight (8) special districts and the entire county is disignated an industrial zone and yet over 545,000 arces are being held under agriculture tax exempt while commerically leasing the majority of same said property as hunting clubs for monies. Now that is a good days work if you could get that job. So puh-leez spare me the its Mr. Obama's fault cause that makes me laugh until my sides hurt b/c Florida put 20 million into that opportunity fund. Hahaha-lalala
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