Occupation Of Wall Street Enters Fifth Day [Videos]

 

Today marks the fifth day that crowds of people have marched, chanted, eaten and slept on the sidewalk in protest of unbridled corporate greed in America.

Although total turnout is lower than hoped, the throng of nearly a thousand protesters refuses to leave, exercising their legal right to assemble on the sidewalks surrounding Wall Street.

As police aggression toward protesters increases, organizers have unanimously agreed to accept the services of a local lawyer who has promised to protect their right to assemble and even erect tents in Liberty Park.

The Nation reports that “outcry erupted yesterday when it became apparent that Yahoo was censoring emails that contained references to the Occupy Wall Street protest. A sender would receive a message that there was ‘suspicious activity’ detected on their account when they tried to send a message relating to the event. Yahoo later responded, saying the culprit was an overzealous spam filter.”

#OccupyWallStreet’s invitation to those in New York City and beyond:

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the capitalists. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak.

Come take the square with us at Liberty Plaza.

 

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Image Credit: Flickr - pweiskel08

25 comments

William C
William C28 days ago

Thank you.

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Peggy B
Peggy B1 months ago

Wish I could be there.

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Sherry K
Sherry K1 months ago

Many thanks to you !

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William C
William C1 months ago

Thanks.

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W. C
W. C1 months ago

Thank you.

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Alicia N.
Alicia N5 years ago

GOOD LUCK to ALL those protesters, the more the merrier, Thanks!!!

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Jane H.
Jane H5 years ago

I had no idea this was happening until I just now read it---thanks for letting us know. This is amazing and perhaps the beginning of something big.

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Robert Hamm
Robert Hamm5 years ago

Well it got ZERO recognition from the press......which I find rather stunning.

How the press misses something like this if they ARE the press is beyond me.
This could have never happened 30 years ago. The control over what we get to hear and see is stunning.

It is one more stepping stone to 1984 Shakes my head sadly. Where did my country go.

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Christopher K.
Christopher K.5 years ago

As much as a certain segment of society chooses to combat what they perceive to be the gaming of society by entrenched power interests perhaps we ought to ask the uncomfortable question- does anyone then really care anymore? And if they did, how is it that the movement that started off with 5000 members last weekend has dwindled to less than 200 come this weekend? After all the concerns of the ‘occupy wall street’ group are legitimate ones with deep consequences.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/09/occupy-wall-st-rebel-with-a-cause-suddenly-youth-who-dont-care-about-celebrity-and-fame-but-will-this-consciousness-have-legs/

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Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti5 years ago

Just the right number of people are protesting in Wall Street. Looks like its going to grow, too. Yay!

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