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700 Occupy Wall Street Protestors Arrested On The Brooklyn Bridge

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Week three and things are really starting to pick up!

More than 700 protesters a part of the Occupy Wall Street movement were arrested late last night in New York for demonstrating on the Brooklyn Bridge. The police were called to diffuse the situation as the protestors took to the car lanes of the bridge and caused massive traffic delays.

According to reports, only protestors that were marching in the street - not the pedestrian walkways - were arrested, but people on the scene say that the police initially gave permission for the protestors to walk in the street. One such protestor explains:

“We were peacefully walking on the top, on the wooden part, where we’re supposed to, until directed by the New York City police to go down into the street area."

Don't know how that miscommunication could've happened. Seems so illogical to have the police specifically ask them to walk in the street, only to arrest them upon doing so. So strange.

Thankfully, there have been no reports of any injury or physical altercations, which is a silver lining to this whole thing, if nothing else.

Just everybody stay safe. This can really be accomplished very peacefully.

[Image via AP Images.]

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35 comments to “700 Occupy Wall Street Protestors Arrested On The Brooklyn Bridge”



  1. 1

    I'm absolutely loving this. I'm sure Jimmy Carter, er, Barry Obama is loving it, too.



  2. 2

    Arrest all of them for stupidity! Let me see, the leftatds are protesting Capitalism, hmmmm… Maybe their "green" brains think that money grows on trees? Well, not that I want to cause anyone pain, but stupid should hurt! Because something has to snap these leftards into reality.



  3. 3

    i hope they never stop., the small protests, once they start, they grow. the mafia/organized crime/wall street/corporatocrazy need to stop sucking the blood and rights of all people in this country. enough is enough.



  4. 4

    Re: smart cookie 1 – and your nick is smart coockie? lol! you might be part of wall street then, of part of the corporations for saying something so ridiculous. people should have the right to protest!



  5. 5

    Re: smart cookie 1 – Smart cookie? No way, you are an idiot…First of all, we" liberals" or non right conservatives are AMERICAN as ANYONE else…what we want is the banks to stop ripping people off, unemployment to improve and have CEO's and banks acutally answer to all the Wall Street/bank crimes…Your comments are Soooooo indicative of how ignorant, narrow, closed-mined you idiots are….Grouping "leftatds" (your non-word by the way) into one group is also wrong….We want America to wake up and begin standing up to the corporate greed and criminals….How can you not want this? Greed, misleading and stealing money away from others IS NOT capitalism you idiot….ugh…."green" brains…if you cannot see that are planet is suffering from climate change, again you are the idiot I already know you are!!! Typical right-wing stance person who buries their head in the sand…..I know I am on a soapbox and I will get off now, but damn ignorance like that just gets me typing! Thank you!!



  6. 6

    Re: AleximaRe: smart cookie 1 – Smart cookie? No way, you are an idiot…First of all, we" liberals" or non right conservatives are AMERICAN as ANYONE else…what we want is the banks to stop ripping people off, unemployment to improve and have CEO's and banks acutally answer to all the Wall Street/bank crimes…Your comments are Soooooo indicative of how ignorant, narrow, closed-mined you idiots are….Grouping "leftatds" (your non-word by the way) into one group is also wrong….We want America to wake up and begin standing up to the corporate greed and criminals….How can you not want this? Greed, misleading and stealing money away from others IS NOT capitalism you idiot….ugh…."green" brains…if you cannot see that are planet is suffering from climate change, again you are the idiot I already know you are!!! Typical right-wing stance person who buries their head in the sand…..I know I am on a soapbox and I will get off now, but damn ignorance like that just gets me typing! Thank you!!



  7. 7

    Re: Alexima – I agree with you….glitch caused my comment to appear twice…oops….Stand up America!!!!!



  8. 8

    Never been on this site before but from an Occupy Wall Street protestor - thank you for helping to get the message out about this movement. It has grown substantially each week and this is a very exciting time for us. Be on the look out for a big event on Wednesday and most likely again next saturday. If you want to see an end to a corrupt political system bought off by wall street with billions in lobbying dollars - find out what we're all about and join the movement!



  9. 9

    Re: Alexima – People can legally protest whatever the hell they want! I never said they couldn't and I can lmao off at their stupidity for doing it. People like you are so far gone, I couldn't explain economics to you even in simplistic terms. Go live on a commune! And posting your stupidness over and over will not make you "ideals" smart or valid.



  10. 10

    Re: sanfran1 – I am a 'liberal' and even I think this was a poorly thought out and, well, stupid idea. What is protesting Wall Street going to accomplish? It makes these people look like they want Wall Street shut down, which would utterly demolish the economy. Equating Wall Street/large corporations with organized crime shows a severe lack of understanding of how our economy is set up and functions. Am I saying large corporations are perfect? No. Am I saying Wall Street needs absolutely no regulations? No. But I am saying that a protest on Wall Street is a horrible way to try to enact the changes we're looking for. It worked for, say, Tienanmen Square because, under the communist system, those kids had literally no other way to voice their opinion. We do. I wonder how many of those people have tried things like writing to their representatives? I wonder how many of those people actually voted in the last presidential and congressional elections? Also, while these people are against big, unethical corporations, I wonder how many of them regularly shop at Walmart or need their Starbucks coffee every morning? I wonder how many of them have made sure they don't buy clothing from companies that use slave labor to manufacture their clothes? The fact of the matter is that these protests probably aren't going accomplish anything other than inconveniencing the poor people trying to get to work and do their jobs.



  11. 11

    Re: sanfran1 – The more you post the more you prove me right!



  12. 12

    Re: smart cookie 1 – You posting YOUR ignorant views will not make your "ideals" valid either…."so far gone"….we are in touch and want to have living in America what is used to be….No communes honey…again, grouping all into the peace, love, dove granola is just your narrow opinion of who protestors are……get in touch and stop caring about yourself only….that is NOT leftist or about people who live on a commune, it is being HUMAN!!!! Go robot go away and keep pencil pushing…

  13. jham says – reply to this


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    Re: smart cookie 1 – There are many things fundamentally wrong with the way our government has created a HUGE gap between the poor and wealthy and have begun to deminish the middle class. One of those was banking deregulation (by both Bush and Clinton) that ultimatley resulted in the 2008 bank failures (and bailouts without protecting the mortgage holders who bailed the crooks out- thanks Bushy) and the beginning of the Great Recession. Those regulations have not yet been restored. In all due respect, I think these people have the right to protest.



  14. 14

    Re: smart cookie 1 – let me guess, your "sophisticated" understanding of economics likely means to dismantle government and deregulate everything and the magical invisible hand of capitalism will raise everyone up through trickle down economics. That worked really well for the financial system… oh wait it caused a global worldwide economic collapse, the worst since 1929. And we're the ones smoking something?



  15. 15

    Re: smart cookie 1 – You're a moron, btw go run and watch your television idiot.



  16. 16

    These people need to get a life and get a job. They should be protesting at the White House - not the Brooklyn Bridge.



  17. 17

    Re: tallguy10 – way to miss the point… critical thinking skills anyone? anyone?



  18. 18

    The Global Elite run the war corporation that is America.



  19. 19

    Re: Alexima – They timed it just right, after the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Bloomberg wants to shut it all down because now he knows this will continue every day. Get ready to see martial law or some shit you have never seen before. The mistakes the police make on video or camera will spark much larger outcries leading to some heavy shit in the near future. This has to be done!



  20. 20

    Re: supersoup – Poorly thought out? WTF? This should have began 4 years ago!!!



  21. 21

    Re: tallguy10 – They were at wall street and directed by police to the brooklyn bridge, then arrested.



  22. 22

    Re: TORTEZ – Yes Tortez, but more to the point is….that the citizens of the United States and most other countries have NO IDEA that their central banks are not government owned or controlled AT ALL. They are completely owned and controlled by private class A share holders who the majority of which are banking families of Western Europe. This is the TRUTH. These banking families work for and are a part of the collective Royal Houses of Europe, The Vatican and The Black Nobility. Google 'The Alpha Group' or the 'Bank for International Settlements or (BIS)' (both are owned outright by the Rothschilds of London.



  23. 23

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – The entire Jimmy Carter administration is IN the white house with Obama with the exception of Jimmy Carter himself. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Paul Volcker, Joseph Nye (who is the head of the Trilateral Commission of the North American Group).



  24. 24

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – Usually, I don't like your comments because you harp on the whole Rothschilds/Federal Reserve thing but I agree with every single sentence in post #19. The timing is perfect. Everyone down there has got a video camera and the cops WILL make mistakes which will lead to more protests and more violence. Unemployment isn't 9%, it's closer to 15% and that's a recipe for a revolution which is long overdue.



  25. 25

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Thanks. You are correct as well, in regards to the Rothschilds, no one said that the truth would be easy on anyone. Unforetunately, in their case it is true. However, in terms of the FED, it is owned by 12 banks (all privately owned). JP Morgan Chase is the largest class A shareholder of the FED. The largest class A shareholder of JP Morgan Chase is the Queen of England. Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Saxe, Coburg & Gotha are three provincial townships inside Bavaria Germany. Bavaria is where most of the original class a shareholding families on the FED ownership list all come from. (Rothschild, Warburg, Schiff, Oppenheimer). Rothschild also owns and controls Israel (See Balfour Declaration of 1917).



  26. 26

    Re: sanfran1 – i noticed that, no problemo. i just don't understand people like fucking smart cookie and his uncle George Bush who stuck 13 wall street insiders in the treasury department, in order to deregulate the whole banking system, so they could steal on trillion dollars from the poor, in order to give it to the rich, and now the poor need to borrow money from the rich in order to pay the bills ( cause the poor work full time but their paycheck is not enough for them to survive). how come people don't see the Geroge Bushit, the republican hero, is part of organized crime????? people are so f*** up!



  27. 27

    Re: Alexima – Oh, zip it! Jesus Christ, when are you liberals gonna stop blaming Bush? Barry Obama has been president for nearly 3 years. Why don't you blame him? Why don't you blame Billy Clinton for Nafta and all the American jobs that went overseas? Oh, that's right…you're a fucking liberal asshole!

  28. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: caravaggio the terrible – responded to you further on MMoore.

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


    29

    I have a feeling this demonstrating will go on and on until some needed controls andregulating happens, or the banks will do it all again, and again, as taxpayer bailouts mean no consequences for irresponsible corporate financial instruments and decisions.
    The consequences should not be borne by the taxpayers for banker's losses.



  30. 30

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – i totally agree with you. i've been expecting some kind of civil war in this country for quite some time now…



  31. 31

    Re: smart cookie 1 – they're not protesting capitalism, they're protesting the organized crime the corporations became. the protest is an idea, it should grow and become organized as well. i just hope it grows enough! whatever they're doing is for the commonwealth of the majority of people/victims of this country.kudos for them!



  32. 32

    Re: Eldridge CleaverRe: Eldridge Cleaver – yes, bush was not the only enimy of this country, this whole mess started whey the stupid Re: Eldridge Cleaver – well, i'm not gonna zip it. i know that's what conservative want people to do: zip it, don't ask questions, obey, conform. that's not gonna happen and no intimidation or truculence can silence me. the end of slavery, voting for women, human rights… all came from liberals, people who wouldn't zip it, people who fought against injustice. unfortunately, for the conservative authorities, that's not good, cause rebelious people can no longer be slaves. you try to conform, obey, support a system that will try to take everything it can from you… how programmed are you? me, on the other hand, i want end of injustice, beginning of equality, right to get health assistance and dignity for all and whenand if that ever comes, I hope you have the right to it, equally, just like anyone should have it.



  33. 33

    Re: Alexima – Civil war is what the establishment wants. Us fighting each other. This is real push against the government and the truth that is that currency and banking are fully controlled by powers offshore particularly in western europe. The New World Order is not about the elite around the world getting together and ruling us all. Its worse, its about giving full monetary control to those behind the IMF and royal/elite establishment who will eradicate law and history in countries and nations and implement the re-issuance of neo-feudalism. The eugenics plans under their first shot at this gave us Hitler, Mao, Stalin and Mussolini. This will be far greater and deadlier if they are able to achieve a state where major currencies collapse, removal of assets, forcing us to our knees to accept world government.



  34. 34

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – that can totally be true, unfortunately. i like the way you stepped back in order to see the bigger picture.

  35. PHARO says – reply to this


    35

    JOIN YOUR LOCAL OCCUPY..WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY.DON'T LET PLANTS FROM THE SUPER CORPS AND GOVT SCARE YOU..THEY FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES NOW.US 99% ARE RECLAIMING OUR COUNTRY SO WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONEY.I WANT TO SEE 100 MILLION + JOIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS..IT'S STARTING TO GO GLOBAL NOW..KILL THE FED,THE ROTHSCHILDS FAMILY (IE ROCKEFELLERS,GOLDMAN SACHS ETC..) THEY'RE ALL THE BLAME THE WORLD IS IN NOW.