Occupy Wall St. Livestream: Day 15

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

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The resistance continues at Liberty Square, with free pizza 😉

Wall Street protesters march on police

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.”

Workers from the financial district on their way home watched as the marchers passed, with some saying it was not obvious what outcome organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement wanted.

Police observed the march and kept protesters on the sidewalk, but no clashes were reported. Police said no arrests were made before the protest dispersed peaceably by 8 p.m. after the march.

AFL-CIO’s Trumka Hails Occupy Wall Street

by John Nichols

Declaring that “Wall Street’s out of control,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has embraced street protests such as the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations-and others like them that are planned for cities across the country.

Asked about the ongoing mass protest in New York’s financial district, which has begun to gain support from major unions, Trumka said Friday morning: “I think it’s a tactic and a valid tactic to call attention to a problem. Wall Street is out of control. We have three imbalances in this country-the imbalance between imports and exports, the imbalance between employer power and working power, and the imbalance between the real economy and the financial economy. We need to bring back balance to the financial economy, and calling attention to it and peacefully protesting is a very legitimate way of doing it.”

Hailing the power of street protests to shift the dialogue, Trumka said, “I think being in the streets and calling attention to issues is sometimes the only recourse you have because, God only knows, you can go to the Hill, and you can talk to a lot of people and see nothing ever happen…”

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    • TMC on October 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm
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    • banger on October 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    What is the point of all this? They’re blocking the bridge, backing up traffic to arrest people? They could just tell them to move on and get on with the business of running a city. Instead they are creating massive disruptions just for the pleasure of putting cuffs on people. What is that about? And, allegedly, they led the people on the bridge as it is–now that is even weirder. Why would they do that?  

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