10/08/2011 11:20 AM ET |
Filed under: Politik
And the world will apparently be watching.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has reached a pique in its demonstration, with people around the country - and around the world - rallying around those who represent the "99%" of those struggling in these hard economic times. Protests have sprung up not just in New York, but in major cities across the US and as far off as Dublin, with people reaching out to that other 1% to stop their greedy ways and help the world become a more finically stable place.
So far, protests have gotten a lot of attention, but haven't gotten much done. Still, the protests are getting bigger and louder and according to the movement's leaders, something big is coming soon. In Portland, Ore., at least 4,000 protesters marched downtown to Pioneer Square to begin what is expected to be a camp-in for several days at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Yesterday in El Lay, about 500 protesters took over the intersection of Seventh and Figueroa streets and several people were arrested when police came in riot gear. But a organizer source out of Birmingham, Ala., who have also been protests, say to expect "something big" to happen next Saturday, the 15th.
So long as it is something non-violent, we wish them luck. We want them to have their voices heard and to make a difference, but we also don't want anyone to get hurt in the process.
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