Skip to comments.500 arrested after protest on NY's Brooklyn Bridge
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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The Brooklyn Bridge tuk ur jahbs!!!
A bunch of losers with too much time on their hands.
As soon as the snow flies they’ll disappear.
Go on Twitter to #OccupyWallstreet and check out the idiocy chronic bovine scat these morons are spouting.
The real story could have been if a couple of those libtards jumped off the bridge as not to get arrested!
....idiocy AND chronic......
Where the heck do they do this in NY?
It appears to be the Soros army trying to initiate Obama’s long sought after revolution.
They want trouble.
They want violence.
They want arrests.
They want chaos.
(Of course these are the ones safe at home banging on their keyboards.)
Arrest the scum and put them on a chain gang.
Are these Van Jones’ freeloading commie maggots?
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.
They don’t want to earn anything, they want to take.
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.
No guarentee of that anymore.
Why didn’t Mayor Broomberg sweep them off the Bridge?
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.
Evidently, each of the 500 came to claim possession having previously purchased the bridge for cold cash.
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.
I have several of these people as Facebook friends. They are not conservatives, but they are certainly not Soros/Van Jones/Obama allies either.
We have no more common ground with these vermin than we do with VI Lenin.
They are being used — useful idiots.
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.
What do these morons want anyway.
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 isnt 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
If you work to get it then you get it. Otherwise you don’t.
Throw them in the river.
I'd guess it's 90% commies, liberals, leftists, "progressives", and anarchists, with a few confused libertarians sprinkled in.
We hava a nationwide “permit” called the First Amendment.
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...
The Lefties (Professional Protestors) at DU are saying the police entraped them on the bridge so they could arrest them. LOL!!!!!
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.