Archive for October 10th, 2011

October 10, 2011

Round up of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ over the past eight days. Video of Northampton Occupy Protest and more coverage to come.

           

                                                                                               Video posted at the bottom!

Occupy Wall Street poster from adbusters. Pic courtesy of hummingbirdminds.blogspot.com.

                          

The past week has no doubt been a monumental one for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement that started with a small collection of protesters at New York’s Zuccotti Park on September 17 to speak out against what it sees as the greed of Wall Street at the expense of the middle and working classes, has since mushroomed in numbers. The seed of this movement was allegedly planted by the Canadian alternative magazine Adbusters, suggested people take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction.

Though ignored by much of the press for its first couple weeks, it found its way into the national conversation more and more, aided by social media. Last week around 700 protesters were said to     arrested trying to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday Oct 2 .

Over the course of  the week the protest branched out to gatherings in seventy cities according to at least one estimate throughout the country, where crowds of predominantly young people with a smattering of causes, grievances, and stories of hardship have assembled to voice their frustration with an economy and political system that many of them say is leveled against them.

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