Protests Against Wall Street Spreading Across the Country


From the Associated Press:

Protests against Wall Street entered their 18th day Tuesday as demonstrators across the country show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed by marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine.

Demonstrations are expected to continue throughout the week as more groups hold organizational meetings and air their concerns on websites and through streaming video.

In Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of protesters dressed as corporate zombies in white face paint lurched past the New York Stock Exchange clutching fistfuls of fake money. In Chicago, demonstrators pounded drums in the city’s financial district. Others pitched tents or waved protest signs at passing cars in Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles.

A slice of America’s discontented, from college students worried about their job prospects to middle-age workers who have been recently laid off, were galvanized after the arrests of 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend.

Some protesters likened themselves to the tea party movement–but with a liberal bent–or to the Arab Spring demonstrators who brought down their rulers in the Middle East.

Read the whole thing here. Naturally, the leftists here are giving themselves too much credit. They aren’t trying to reform a spendthrift government or overthrow autocratic rule. They’re just looking for free stuff; free education, wages, jobs, health care, patchouli, etc. They will persevere while the weather is nice.


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