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Demonstrators Arrested in Wall Street Protest

Monday, September 19, 2011

Demonstrators marching through the financial district (WNYC/Arun Venugopal)

Five people who were part of a few hundred protesters who gathered in Lower Manhattan to demonstrate against financial firms were arrested on Monday, police said. 

The four men and one woman whose names and ages have not been released were given disorderly conduct summonses and released, cops said. Police say three of the men and the woman were wearing masks, and a fourth jumped over a barrier.

The arrests came on the third day of protesting as part of Occupy Wall Street, an event organized by activists critical of corporate influence over politics and demanding higher taxes on high-income individuals.

On Sunday, demonstrators shouted "We got sold out, banks got bailed out!" in unison as they marched in Lower Manhattan. They hadhoped to enter Wall Street but were blocked by the NYPD.

With the Associated Press 

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Comments [6]

Bob Basher

As for jobs going overseas...blame BIG GOVERNMENT...the corporate taxes and regulation costs for complying make business here in the good Ole USof A abad business deal...add to that the unfair competition of cheap labor and government subsidized business overseas and its a wonder why anybody wants this global economy. it is a lopsided playing field and the loosers are middle aged and young workers who want to work but at a living wage.....Im out of work over 2 years cant even get a job at a third of what I made......the glory days are over. Oh by the way....socialism does NOT WORK...or are you fools going to go the way of the germans when the Nais looked sooo good at first glance but was a wolf in sheeps clothing....You are repeating what has already failed,,,now by definition isnt that insane?

Sep. 19 2011 11:21 PM
Noah from Flatbush.

I have not heard enough coverage about these protests on WNYC, I feel silly I am just hearing about this on Monday night.

Sep. 19 2011 10:50 PM
Abbey Hoffman from Bellingham Washington

Well the bill has come to the table. The constant errosion of the middle class, off shoring of jobs by extremely greedy US corporations, greedy bankers and constantly corrupt politicians.

SO WHAT DO YOU EXPECT, THE PEOPLE TO NOT EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH??
IN A FAIR AND PEACEFUL DISPLAY OF PUBLIC PROTEST.

As history has proven the Police will be the minions of the powers that be. They unfortunately always do it seems.

Lets get a big can of "WHOOP ASS" out and apply it liberally to both politicians, greedy Corporations and Bankers.

And for goodness sake mainstrean US media get with covering this even, as it has been obviously downplayed or ignored by you. Other contries are covering this, as well the social contact venues such as Twitter and You Tube that you have no control over.

Sep. 19 2011 08:21 PM
Lou from New Jersey

They were given disorderly conduct summons because of wearing masks. In NYC you cannot have more than two people assembled and wearing masks. The fifth person jumped over a barricade, presumably a police line of some sort.

Sep. 19 2011 07:51 PM
Jason from Iowa

So WHY were they given the disorderly conduct summons? Talk about failing on the WHY aspect of the 5 W's!

Sep. 19 2011 06:20 PM
marty

looked more than a few hundred from the social media as the private media fails again

Sep. 19 2011 03:22 PM

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