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500 arrested after protest on NY's Brooklyn Bridge
AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 1, 9:27 PM EDT | COLLEEN LONG

Posted on 10/01/2011 6:56:46 PM PDT by quantim

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say about 500 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours.

Police say some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway Saturday night after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway. They face disorderly conduct and other charges. The lane has since reopened.

Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are railing against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances.

The group has been camped near the Financial District for two weeks and clashed with police on earlier occasions.

Earlier Saturday, two other marches went over the bridge without problems.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: arrested; bridge; brooklyn; brooklynbridge; manhattan; newyork; nyc; protest
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1 posted on 10/01/2011 6:56:50 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

The Brooklyn Bridge tuk ur jahbs!!!


2 posted on 10/01/2011 6:58:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: quantim

A bunch of losers with too much time on their hands.

As soon as the snow flies they’ll disappear.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 6:59:51 PM PDT by Mears
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To: quantim

Go on Twitter to #OccupyWallstreet and check out the idiocy chronic bovine scat these morons are spouting.


4 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:31 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Mears

The real story could have been if a couple of those libtards jumped off the bridge as not to get arrested!


5 posted on 10/01/2011 7:03:18 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: WePledge

....idiocy AND chronic......


6 posted on 10/01/2011 7:03:20 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: quantim
"The group has been camped near the Financial District for two weeks"

Where the heck do they do this in NY?

8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:08:47 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

It appears to be the Soros army trying to initiate Obama’s long sought after revolution.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:10:21 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: WePledge

They want trouble.

They want violence.

They want arrests.

They want chaos.

Sickos all.

(Of course these are the ones safe at home banging on their keyboards.)


11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:10:58 PM PDT by Mears
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To: quantim
Personally I feel it was way past time they be dispersed, police should bring out the fire hoses and flush the area. The idiots think they are the equivalent of the Tea Parties. I still haven't seen anything indicating they had permits etc., and I know the Tea Parties all complied with the law regarding permits, sanitation and gathering places.
12 posted on 10/01/2011 7:13:05 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: aimhigh

Arrest the scum and put them on a chain gang.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 7:14:36 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: quantim

Are these Van Jones’ freeloading commie maggots?


15 posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: quantim

The real story could have been if a couple of those libtards jumped off the bridge as not to get arrested!”


I agree,as long as the jump was quick or some poor slob cop would be sent up to “rescue” them.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 7:16:16 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

They don’t want to earn anything, they want to take.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 7:16:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly...


19 posted on 10/01/2011 7:18:10 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: quantim

I predict flash mobs from these gatherings in the near future with the mobs greedily robbing merchants of life essentials such as big screen TVs, $150 sneakers, jewelery, etc. Justification will be rationalized by the MSM as evening the playing field.


20 posted on 10/01/2011 7:19:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Mears

No guarentee of that anymore.


21 posted on 10/01/2011 7:28:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: quantim

Why didn’t Mayor Broomberg sweep them off the Bridge?


22 posted on 10/01/2011 7:30:35 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: quantim

500??


23 posted on 10/01/2011 7:34:17 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: quantim

The spirit of the protest is against Wall Street, big banks running the country, and the federal reserve. In that sense, I agree with the protesters. The tea party was born out of TARP under the same principles. Where they lose credibility is when they throw in the commie causes, but we can definitely tap into some common ground so long as Romney isn’t our nominee.


24 posted on 10/01/2011 7:34:17 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: quantim; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise

Evidently, each of the 500 came to claim possession having previously purchased the bridge for cold cash.


25 posted on 10/01/2011 7:35:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: quantim
These people are the same vermin that show up for all the loony leftwing rallies. They represent nothing but incoherent ignorance, laziness and an envy of other peoples success. As usual, this prolonged dirt bath of a protest is filled with the usual suspects from all range of victim groups and socialist causes. Nothing will come of their "seizure" of some park near Wall Street, and blocking traffic on the bridge only pisses people off at these wanna-be hippies.

They should know by now that when Code Pink and the Free Mumia gang show up, their protest will generate into so many goofy causes no one will pay attention. Leftists throw a street fair, and think it's a protest - and wonder why no one pays attention to them.

26 posted on 10/01/2011 7:36:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: aimhigh

I have several of these people as Facebook friends. They are not conservatives, but they are certainly not Soros/Van Jones/Obama allies either.


27 posted on 10/01/2011 7:38:30 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

We have no more common ground with these vermin than we do with VI Lenin.


28 posted on 10/01/2011 7:40:41 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolfman23601

They are being used — useful idiots.


29 posted on 10/01/2011 7:42:06 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Revolting cat!

30 posted on 10/01/2011 7:43:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: pepperdog

You don’t need a permit in NYC. Only for sound, which they don’t have.

It’s pretty cold tonight and supposed to get colder. We soon won’t be hearing about them any more. Bleeding-hearts will have to send their pizza and fried chicken somewhere else.


31 posted on 10/01/2011 7:44:08 PM PDT by firebrand (Why didn't they impeach him? He's now totally out of control.)
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To: quantim
Aren't trolls supposed to be under the bridge?
32 posted on 10/01/2011 7:45:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (MLB Playoff thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2786167/posts)
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To: quantim

What do these morons want anyway.


33 posted on 10/01/2011 7:48:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: wolfman23601
The spirit of the protest is against Wall Street, big banks running the country, and the federal reserve. In that sense, I agree with the protesters.

You agree with them how exactly? What are they protesting that you find common cause with? These are the same old leftists that turn out to protest capitalism and a variety of goofy causes every chance they get.

The tea party was born out of TARP under the same principles.

No, the Tea Party would have opposed bailing out banks, these idiots oppose banks in general. The Tea Party focuses its ire on bad government policy, these protesting vermin want bigger government instead of private business and banks. Big difference.

Where they lose credibility is when they throw in the commie causes, but we can definitely tap into some common ground so long as Romney isn’t our nominee.

No we can't. There is absolutely no common cause between the Tea Party/movements conservatives and these scum stinking up Zuccotti Park. We don't oppose capitalism, we want MORE of it. We don't oppose banks, we want the government to let them fail and be absorbed by better banks that are successful. Where this occupywallstreet nonsense is concerned, there is absolutely nothing of value about the cause or the rent-a-mob protesters are concerned.

34 posted on 10/01/2011 7:48:18 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: quantim

This nonsense will only get worse as it becomes apparent that Zero is done.

They will be mad and frustrated and just start going insane.

Buy some popcorn..... from a neighborhood Cub Scout.


35 posted on 10/01/2011 7:55:25 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: wolfman23601
I have several of these people as Facebook friends.

I'm sorry to hear that. Suggest you screen your Facebook friends a little more carefully.

They are not conservatives, but they are certainly not Soros/Van Jones/Obama allies either.

The bulk of these idiots probably couldn't even understand what Soros and Van Jones stood for even if they tried to explain it to them. These are the same meatheads that turn out to anti-war and anti-capitalist rallies on a regular basis. At heart, they are lazy, selfish people who envy other people's success and would rather hang out for a street party instead of actually applying themselves and working hard.

36 posted on 10/01/2011 7:57:35 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Unfortunately these dumbasses are right about the banks except not about th cause

They think MORE GOVERNMENT will fix it when government WAS he problem - these banks exist in the environment they are given

The banks were forced to make bad loans by the government. Then tey got into bed with the big banks to support obama and the bailout. Only a givernment this big can be this corrupt


37 posted on 10/01/2011 8:02:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: quantim

While it is true that Wall street banks have Raped this country by committing fraud, and breaking laws...and getting away with it all. These people are not protesting that. They have a totally screwy agenda that originates from a socialist and leftist agenda. They want to turn it around so that they are the takers.


38 posted on 10/01/2011 8:10:53 PM PDT by Revel
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To: eyedigress
What do these morons want anyway.

To matter.

39 posted on 10/01/2011 8:12:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: the invisib1e hand

About what


40 posted on 10/01/2011 8:14:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Longbow1969

There is probably some truth to your comments, but I don’t think you can paint them all with such a broad brush. As far as my FB friends are concerned, they are people I grew up with and I am interested to read their updates. I don’t vet them through politics.

As far as occupy wall street is concerned, their mission “Occupy Wall Street is an ongoing demonstration opposing negative corporate influence over U.S. politics and a lack of legal repercussions over the global financial crisis.” They are more Ron Paul than Karl Marx, though I have no doubt the Paul bots are being used and the commies are prevalent as well. There is common ground with the Paul bots. If I were to show up tomorrow with a don’t tread on me sign and the media took a picture, would that make it a tea party rally? No. Fact is it is a disorganized mess of pissed off people for a multitude of reasons. Not all commies, though the commies are gladly taking all the credit.


41 posted on 10/01/2011 8:14:17 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Revel
While it is true that Wall street banks have Raped this country by committing fraud, and breaking laws...and getting away with it all.

Most people's minds are far too small and rigid to understand that Wall Street banks employ some of the most honest, most professional individuals anywhere. They have to have trustworthy employees. I've worked with them.

Salesmen in every business are known to lie, not just investments and banking.

No, I think you should turn your criticism to congress and the people make and enforce the rules.

42 posted on 10/01/2011 8:16:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: wolfman23601

If you work to get it then you get it. Otherwise you don’t.


43 posted on 10/01/2011 8:16:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: quantim

Throw them in the river.


44 posted on 10/01/2011 8:17:44 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: the invisib1e hand

Absolutely agree.


45 posted on 10/01/2011 8:18:49 PM PDT by Oceander (Perry 4 Prez in 2012)
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To: wolfman23601
Not all commies, though the commies are gladly taking all the credit.

I'd guess it's 90% commies, liberals, leftists, "progressives", and anarchists, with a few confused libertarians sprinkled in.

46 posted on 10/01/2011 8:19:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: firebrand

We hava a nationwide “permit” called the First Amendment.


47 posted on 10/01/2011 8:23:35 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I am sure they are honest and believe they do the right thing, but they are human. They make the rules, own the politicians, are infested in allthe levels and all branches of government, and have absolute power. That is not even close to capitalism. Just recall how TARP played out...


48 posted on 10/01/2011 8:24:01 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: quantim

The Lefties (Professional Protestors) at DU are saying the police entraped them on the bridge so they could arrest them. LOL!!!!!


49 posted on 10/01/2011 8:29:23 PM PDT by therut
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To: wolfman23601
They make the rules, own the politicians, are infested in allthe levels and all branches of government, and have absolute power. That is not even close to capitalism. Just recall how TARP played out...

This is the overly simplistic, leftwing political opportunist version of things. And I don't know how "captilism" entered the discussion -- I was referring to the integrity of the bulk of the Wall Street work force.

50 posted on 10/01/2011 8:30:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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