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Big march happening now. OWS is attempting to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.

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NYT update:

Hundreds of protesters attempting to reach the New York Stock Exchange left the area around Zuccotti Park around 7: 40 a.m., clashing with the police near Cedar Street as officers in riot gear tried to block their way.
Many members of the group pushed through lines formed by police, waving signs and banging drums as they moved.

“Sidewalk!” an officer shouted, shoving a protester out of the road.

Another protester held a sign nearby: “Tear down this Wall Street.”

About 8 a.m., much of the group had been stymied near Pine and Nassau Streets, as officers installed barricades and arranged themselves in tightly packed rows to prevent passage. Vehicles remained mired in traffic at this intersection, since officers had not been able to close the street in time.

UPDATE: People have been arrested.

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  1. Seriously:

    "Oh, here's a big crowd. Yes, let's see what's happening. Oh, it's a Starbucks."

    LOL!

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 17, 2011 8:33:28 AM


  2. I am sympathetic but it looks a great place to get hurt.

    Posted by: uffda | Nov 17, 2011 9:04:00 AM


  3. Stay tuned. By next year we will have seen pictures of this crowd on tea party or NOM advertisements referring to their "tens of thousands of traditional marriage supporters" in whatever state they're bothering at the moment.

    Posted by: sparks | Nov 17, 2011 9:27:39 AM


  4. Good! Shut it down. Push back against the fascist bastards and let them know that the people have at last awakened to their fraud. I support OWS and only wish I had the strength to be there in person. My health keeps me from being there in body, but I'm there in spirit and have sent what little money I can afford to help keep the movement alive.

    Hang Bloomberg in effigy. Clog the courts and sue the NYPD for every brutal act they commit against the body politic. Make them uncomfortable or even afraid. It's time the 1% realize that freedom of speech and petitioning the government for redress of grievances are RIGHTS, not privileges conveyed by a feckless and arrogant plutocracy.

    Until the government begins to fear its citizens, we will be controlled by it and their corporate masters. It sounds passe, but I say "power to the people" and corporations, regardless of what political whores and the Supreme Court may say, are NOT people.

    Keep up the fight. Make this the winter of national discontent and nation wide dissent. Shop local small businesses this year. Buy American. Move your money to credit unions or community banks. Let DC, the bankers and the corporate masters know enough is enough. Do whatever you can to fight back. I know I will.

    Posted by: Bob R | Nov 17, 2011 10:49:22 AM


  5. SHUT IT DOWN

    Not a single person has gone to jail for the economic fraud that brought about the recession

    Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme was not part of the economic recession/ bankster fraud in america

    Posted by: say what | Nov 17, 2011 10:51:57 AM


  6. Make all the fun you want. Without a complete set of ideas and no direction, I fully expect this to explode come convention time next year; if not sooner.

    Posted by: whiwo | Nov 17, 2011 11:15:51 AM


  7. The hippy drummers really help set the mood. That's nice.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Nov 17, 2011 11:17:55 AM


  8. I just don't see how the Republicans stand a chance in hell of taking the Presidency away from Obama. Yesterday nearly a thousand protestors not only picketed the BOA HQ (the big one in the SF Financial District) but they entered, set up tents and occupied the building. The employees fled to the vaults for safety, graffiti was sprayed over furniture, walls... Four helicopters hovered over our neighborhood, hundreds of police in riot gear showed up but there were so many angry people they couldn't get near the BOA building. We live on the 23rd floor of a highrise on Russian Hill and stood on our balcony watching the streets flood with angry occupiers.

    Eventually the bank emptied, there were a lot of arrests (80?) and this morning the BOA building is back to normal, cable cars teetering on the hills. Still, when I see/hear that kind of anger I can't believe those same angry picketers would not rise up at the voting booths of America.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Nov 17, 2011 11:24:07 AM


  9. Congress needs to be shut down and occupied. That's the real problem! They allow all this corruption to happen. Hello Ginsburg and 1.6 million dollars???

    Posted by: zeddy | Nov 17, 2011 11:54:18 AM


  10. civil unrest is the only tool that the people possess to face corruption, injustice, and oppression.

    people can make fun of these people all they want.. saying they are too hippy, too unorganized, too impulsive, too unemployed yada yada.

    but the fact is there is gross injustice in the current financial system. The middle class and the poor are so disfranchised by religion, party lines, and social class, that they do not even see we are all in this as a whole.

    The stuff that the federal reserves and the big banks do, is so unconstitutional, so unconscionable, and so oppressive that I am surprised the people haven't acted sooner. The government sure isn't going to do anything as the congress is pretty much bought by special interest and banks anyway. So why do people who most likely are part of the 99% hate on others who are trying to make sure that the money isn't horded and collected by the few individuals.

    Posted by: david | Nov 17, 2011 2:08:58 PM


  11. I'm sorry, I just don't think this is going to do any good. Now get these thousands to Washington, and occupy the Capital building, and THEN you'll get their attention.

    Posted by: John Simpson | Nov 17, 2011 4:01:38 PM


  12. John: Starting in NY's Wall St. is a great idea. They have gotten the support of the world. As Rachel Maddow said, this is not a protest ... it's a movement. But I agree, this has to start going to Washington DC starting with the 12 member of the SUPER FRAUD committee, aka as the Cat Food Commission, that is actively working to get rid of Social Security and Welfare.

    It's not their money, it's ours and they want to get their hands on it, too. It's time for OWS to go after them now. Mic chck and occupy their offices!

    Posted by: FunMe | Nov 17, 2011 9:03:50 PM


  13. "I just don't see how the Republicans stand a chance in hell of taking the Presidency away from Obama."

    Well, OS2Guy, how about 9% unemployment and $15 trillion debt?

    By the way, Obama's top donors in 2008 included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, UBS, and Morgan Stanley.

    Posted by: Max | Nov 17, 2011 9:51:04 PM


  14. no need to push

    Posted by: uggs | Nov 17, 2011 10:23:41 PM


  15. Shut it down. There needs to be big changes in regulation and reform to keep the banks from using their customer's money to gamble in the markets. I don;t even see how a bank can claim its depositors assets as its own net value in trading.

    Posted by: Alex | Nov 17, 2011 11:12:06 PM


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