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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hundreds of Wall St Occupiers Arrested

When protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge (why go to Brooklyn?) yesterday, hundreds were arrested. I've heard estimates between 500-700. Reports conflict; the NYPD had funneled access to the walkway that caused a bottleneck and people started going around the barriers into the roadway. Why the hell would you try to funnel that many people thru a small passway? Many more pound over the bridge running the marathon so I can't think it's worry for structural damage.

Anyway, here's what the Daily Snooze reported:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/01/2011-10-01_dozens_arrested_at_occupy_wall_street_protest_brooklyn_bridge_shut_down_.html

In other do-gooding, the Veterans For Peace are still going strong- one tried to make a citizen's arrest of Donald Rumsfeld in Boston:
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/

1 comment:

paulg said...

Here's a story from Alternet about women being underrepresented in media interviews at Occupy Wall Street, but trying to find voice to speak up. Also Madea Benjamin and Eve Ensler check in.

http://www.alternet.org/story/152593/occupy_wall_street%3A_the_other_99_is_not_90_men?page=entire