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Occupy Wall Street: Why Subs owes SAL $5


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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577288510570449548.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

 

Protesters, police and barricades returned to Zuccotti Park on Saturday night, six months after the Occupy Wall Street movement's inception at the same Lower Manhattan plaza.


There was no official tally of the number of people arrested, but witnesses said about 40 protesters were taken into custody as the New York Police Department descended on the park in force.


Protesters returned to Zuccotti Park on March 17, a half-year after the inception of Occupy Wall Street, and met a swift response from police.


Hundreds of people streamed into the park to mark the six-month milestone earlier in the evening, with cake and bagpipe players in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The protesters also erected a tent reminiscent of the around-the-clock encampment that began at the site on Sept. 17, 2011, and remained for nearly three months, inspiring similar efforts across the U.S. and overseas.


The law enforcement presence increased dramatically after 11 p.m., witnesses said, and tensions rose as police moved to clear the area. Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses and city-owned vans were seen near the park.


"There was a change in mood," said Shane Patrick, a 32-year-old student who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. "They made an announcement that we had to get out. Once they pushed people out, they immediately started snaking the barricades and locking the park down."


Some protesters said police used physical force to drive demonstrators from the park.


"They were beating us and hitting us," said Felix Rivera-Pitre, 38. "They came at us with batons and started pushing everyone out of the park."


Several protesters said a young woman had a seizure as she was being escorted to a van by police. An ambulance arrived at the scene about 20 minutes later, one protester said.


After 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, more than a hundred police officers remained in the area, with most gathered just across Broadway from Zuccotti Park.

 

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Thank You. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to post NY Times article after article not to mention the plethora of other reputable news sources proving my point. Its a shame however I included the no nothing HCFX community in our bet... I said if there was a question as to the continued existence of the Occupy movement we would leave it to a community vote... I lost said vote. A lot of people need to get their heads in the game and pay better attention.

 

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It seemed as if a lot of people voted with their ill informed hearts, i.e. whether or not they think the movement is worth while or not as opposed to its existence in general. The bet was not to pick a side but a question of whether the movement would still exist, which it very much still does.

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well, our entire political/social/economic world didn't change after 6 months of publicly expressing displeasure. Better give up and give banks more money

 

 

Yeah. The Occupy movement should have been able to fix the system and all its injustice in a couple weeks. I mean how hard can it be? Its like nothing more then a Facebook upgrade right?

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Yeah. The Occupy movement should have been able to fix the system and all its injustice in a couple weeks. I mean how hard can it be? Its like nothing more then a Facebook upgrade right?

 

 

Kony proved it by saving all the kids from that picture of dany glover. [most] Occupiers didn't even get caught jerking off in public, so they even have less of an excuse

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I will be in Pittsburgh to play a show at the Brillo Box on 4/13. Whether or not you attend this show I want to buy you a beer my good man.



Consider it a date :love:.

Seriously, hit me up with the deets. I live outside the city, so I need to kill X amount of hours between whenever I get off of work and the time of the show.

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Yeah. The Occupy movement should have been able to fix the system and all its injustice in a couple weeks. I mean how hard can it be? Its like nothing more then a Facebook upgrade right?

 

 

Becareful, SAL, if the Obamessiah gets wind that you are disenfranchised, a black van will visit you in the middle of the night.

 

No, the other black van.

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