Democracy Now: Over 150 Arrests as Occupy Wall Street Marks 1st Anniversary

The Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday with actions in New York City and other cities across the country. In Manhattan, protesters tried to block access to the New York Stock Exchange by erecting a “People’s Wall.”

Amanda Montgomery: “Today is Occupy Wall Street’s birthday and we are celebrating. We are rising above the corruption and police brutality that could happen, has happened already.”

Eeo Stubblefield: “I myself, had never in all my 57 years seen anything like Zuccotti Park and I personally had been waiting for 10 years for something. I had no idea that the kids were gonna rise up like that and I am so proud of them.”

Overall, more than 150 people were arrested, including half a dozen journalists. Monday’s actions saw a lower turnout than expected, with around 1,000 people taking part in the protests, far lower than the numbers seen last fall.


~ by wheresthemic on September 18, 2012.

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