Skip to comments.Dozens arrested at Occupy's 6-month anniversary rally
Posted on 03/17/2012 10:59:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Police arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday night during a protest marking the movement's six-month anniversary at its birthplace in New York's Zuccotti Park.
The sweep of the park by police just before midnight capped a day of demonstrations and marching in lower Manhattan. There was no official word on the number of arrests but dozens of people were handcuffed and led out of the park.
Earlier in the day, 15 people were arrested and three officers suffered injuries, police said.
Protesters reconvened at the park following afternoon marches through New York's financial district. By 11 p.m. roughly 300 had gathered there.
"This is our spring offensive," said Michael Premo, 30, of New York, who identified himself as a spokesman for the movement. "People think the Occupy movement has gone away. It's important for people to see we're back."
Inspired by the pro-democracy Arab Spring, the Wall Street protesters targeted U.S. financial policies they blamed for the yawning income gap between rich and poor in the country, between what they called the 1 percent and the 99 percent. The demonstrators set up camp in Zuccotti Park on September 17 and sparked a wave of protests across the United States.
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Inspired by the “pro-democracy” Arab Spring???? Really????
Perhaps they are inspired to take to the streets by Arab Spring, but is Arab Spring really “pro-democracy”?
Are we going to see this Occupy crapola now that the warm weather is back? Will the political conventions see a repeat of Chicago ‘68 with violence competing with the convention for news coverage?
And, is someone affiliated with Obama pulling the strings on these people?????
How do the liberals like getting their asses kicked by public employee union members at each OWS camp?
I take it you recall Van Jones October Offensive comment at the end of September of last year? Right after that, all the Occupy bacterial colonies started popping up.
And, is someone affiliated with Obama pulling the strings on these people?
If it’s a police state they’re backing, it’s a police state they’ll get. The saying “Be careful what you wish for” is not uttered in vain, after all.
So what are the goals?
Commit as many crimes as possible?
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