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Occupy protesters arrested in NYC finance district
Yahoo ^ | 11/17/11 | Karen Matthews - AP

Posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police arrested protesters who sat on the ground and blocked traffic into New York City's financial district on Thursday, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide.

Police in riot helmets hauled several protesters to their feet and handcuffed them at an intersection one block from Wall Street.

"All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!" the crowd chanted.

Hundreds of protesters thronged intersections around the financial district, ..

After several arrests along one street, protesters retreated. A line of riot police followed them and set up metal barricades.

"You do not have a parade permit! You are blocking the street!" a police officer told protesters through a bullhorn.

A few blocks away, a separate group of about 50 protesters sat in a circle on the ground and said they would not budge.

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The protest marked two months since the Occupy Wall Street Movement sprang to life on Sept. 17 with a failed attempt to pitch a protest camp in front of the New York Stock Exchange. After police kept them out of Wall Street, the protesters pitched a camp in nearby Zuccotti Park, across from the World Trade Center site.

On Tuesday police raided Zuccotti Park and cleared out dozens of tents, tarps and sleeping bags.

"This is a critical moment for the movement given what happened the other night," Paul Knick, 44, a software engineer from Montclair, N.J., said as he marched through the financial district with other protesters on Thursday. "It seems like there's a concerted effort to stop the movement and I'm here to make sure that doesn't happen."

Similar protests were planned around the county.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrested; nyc; occupy; ows; owsdemandsmorality; owswantmoralityback; protesters

1 posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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America, Under Attack.. Day 60

Here’s to an early winter.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 2:33:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We could fix all of this with a big dose of tear gas and rubber bullets.


3 posted on 11/17/2011 2:35:15 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: NormsRevenge

When do they start Occupy Kent State?


4 posted on 11/17/2011 2:35:51 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are screaming for a return to a moral nation.

Those cries prove we are right.

They are victims of 60+ years of NEA and Union run educational, financial and government systems that removed morality.

The founders spoke of this day. And OWS’s cries for morality show they were right.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 2:36:47 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy- A call to restore conservative morality that the left removed from society.)
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To: NormsRevenge

One of the problems with this country is that we don’t arm our police with napalm.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 2:37:01 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: NormsRevenge

from the numbers in NY , LA ,etc it was a super flop


7 posted on 11/17/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by molson209
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and the world too, it seems..

snip from

‘Occupy’ protesters clash with NY traders, police
AFPBy Sebastian Smith and Brigitte Dusseau | AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/occupy-wall-street-activists-plan-rally-035332915.html

“Over 100 people arrested,” a New York Police Department spokeswoman told AFP, although organizers said the figure was twice that.

The protests were part of a “Global Day of Action” announced by the website occupywallst.org, with hundreds of demonstrations planned across the United States combined with protests in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Poland and Spain.

Police evicted protesters in Los Angeles and Dallas on Thursday, arresting dozens of people.


8 posted on 11/17/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: jessduntno

I drove through the Campus on the way home tonight and wondered the same thing.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 2:38:28 PM PST by mom4melody
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Day 48 Of The FReepathon
Do You Know Why?

There are loyal posters that donate every FReepathon. Some donate several times during every 'thon. But others never donate. Why?

1 My enemies haven't been zotted.
2 The owner doesn't support my candidate.
3 FR won't "upgrade" to "Like" buttons and blinky crap.
4 Someone else will donate.
5 My friend was zotted.
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Only one of those is a legitimate reason.

Support It Or Lose It


10 posted on 11/17/2011 2:39:14 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: baiamonte
Just watch out for innocent ol' grannies .. I think they're being bussed in. ;-)

Frances Goldin, 87, an Occupy Wall Street protester, is caught in a mob being pushed by police
at an intersection in New York's Financial District. (AFP Photo/Andrew Burton)

11 posted on 11/17/2011 2:39:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Maybe she's with 'Hell's Grannies'


12 posted on 11/17/2011 2:42:23 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Fun time is over. Time to get to work. They made their point a long time ago. Now it's not protest to air grievances but it's obstruction to effect change by force, bypassing the ballot box.
13 posted on 11/17/2011 2:44:53 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: NormsRevenge

Union Thugs beating up Grandam!

Down with unions!


14 posted on 11/17/2011 2:52:10 PM PST by NoLibZone (Occupy- Proof we are right - They beg for retrun of morality that the left removed from society.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are giving America a good look at the ugly face of the left.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 2:52:11 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge

Perhaps the museums should be prevailed upon to lend out one or their two century old cannons and the techies could whomp up a mess of old time grape shot for the occasion of clearing the streets.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 2:52:24 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: NormsRevenge
"All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!" the crowd chanted.

(*sigh*) I hate to take guesses at the quality of education of the "occupiers" based on that, but: is that the best they could do? Sheesh... anyone I know could make a better rhyme than that, with 30 seconds' notice! What's next? "March up, to and fro, corporate moguls have to leave!" :)
17 posted on 11/17/2011 2:57:50 PM PST by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

how can someone so dumb, live so long? Or maybe she’s just senile and being used as a prop


18 posted on 11/17/2011 3:00:31 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: NormsRevenge

“The protest marked two months since the Occupy Wall Street Movement sprang to life on Sept. 17...”

No, someone dumped a pile of crap in the park, and the flies showed up.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 3:45:31 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: NormsRevenge

Purely textbook Alinsky.

Keep the pigs on the defensive.

The OWSers may be mad but they are following a definite plan.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 3:46:17 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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21 posted on 11/17/2011 4:01:51 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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