How FUNNY!!!! Google's headlines from the MSM this morning say, "NYC Authorities FOIL Protesters' Attempts to Shut Down Wall Street..."
Ahem......go here: http://occupywallst.org/ Check out the photos! Funny how the MSM creates "reality." It's funny because NYC refused even to let the press IN! Police kept the MSM press at bay for several hours yesterday, claiming "safety issues." I watched via UStream live stream where it was easy to see the huge phalanx of people all around Wall Street. The police kept trying to splinter groups.
Later in the afternoon, the numbers began to grow. By 3:00 p.m. NYPD estimated that between 30,000 and 40,000 took to Foley Square, last night, winding their way through the streets and culminating with a Festival of Lights on Brooklyn Bridge. Briefly, yesterday, OWS did shut down Wall Street, though not for very long. At least the congestion outside created obstacles for all needing to make their way through the crowds. And it was peaceful, despite the NYPD's bashing skulls with nightsticks, trying to overrun pedestrians using barricades as weapons, even smashing one man's teeth...
But the courageous protesters kept their cool and stayed focused despite being threatened.
Can we call 30-40,000 a successful Day of Action? Add to that the actions that took place in 30 other cities across the country, and consider that this was the 2-month anniversary of OWS. I would call it the day a "success"...but it's only one day. We have a long road ahead. I'll have more to say about this later on today.