Occupy Wall Street Day 5: This is What Democracy Looks Like. After yesterday’s rain and violent arrests, I’m afraid of what to expect as I approach Liberty Plaza for the fifth day of Occupy Wall Street.
Mainstream media report that numbers have dwindled; our own media’s livestream was shut down yesterday while people were arrested for trying to cover the equipment with tarps. I am bracing myself for a sad, soggy, mess. Peaceful Protest - The Place for Resources on Gold. - Exchange Gold for Cash. 99 Percenters Occupy Wall Street. If 2,000 tea party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.
Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street on Saturday. They weren’t carrying the banner of the tea party, the Gadsden flag with its coiled snake and the threat “Don’t Tread on Me.” Yet their message was clear: “We are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.” They were there, mostly young, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown. One of New York’s better-known billionaires, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commented on the protests: “You have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs.