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    Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    The 'Occupy Wall Street' protest entered its fourth day on Tuesday, as anti-corporate protesters continued to occupy parts of lower Manhattan. While the organizers had hoped 20,000 would show up and dance, do yoga and raise awareness of the opposition to current economic policies, the turnout has been smaller -- but equally fervent. Many protesters are still there four days in (and they even got a celebrity appearance from Roseanna Barr, who urged the government adopt a "new capitalism.")

    The Times reported Monday that at least five people were arrested, including some who were arrested on an obscure law banning public assembly while wearing a mask. Many of the arrests indeed have been over minute, often semantic, disagreements.

    While the protest's organizers had stressed that they wanted this to be a peaceful occupation, tensions have flared between the occupation and the cops assigned to keep order downtown. The group Anonymous claimed that cops have increased their presence and stolen recording equipment from some of the protesters.
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    Why has this not made the news? It hardly has made the mainstream news at all?? The only time i have seen it on the news is on Rachel Maddow. I find it very interesting...

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Wall Street-area pizza shop rakes in dough from hungry protesters.

    The hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters gathered around Wall St. have been a bonanza for one local businessman who has been raking in the dough.

    The owners of Liberatos Pizza have been cranking out pies for hungry demonstrators for the past three days with orders coming in from supporters across the globe.
    Read more: Wall Street-area pizza shop rakes in dough from hungry protesters

    Below is a list of food establishments that appear to be delivering to the protesters.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    While the organizers had hoped 20,000 would show up and dance, do yoga and raise awareness of the opposition to current economic policies, the turnout has been smaller -- but equally fervent
    Just how small has the turnout been, I wonder. Since they didn't say flat out I'm guessing a LOT less than 20,000.

    That might have something to do with the lack of coverage. I was an event marshal at a DC event with 30,000 vets on one side and 20,000 war protesters on the other, and it wasn't considered really huge.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Just how small has the turnout been, I wonder. Since they didn't say flat out I'm guessing a LOT less than 20,000.

    That might have something to do with the lack of coverage. I was an event marshal at a DC event with 30,000 vets on one side and 20,000 war protesters on the other, and it wasn't considered really huge.
    I've heard numbers ranging from 1,000 to 5,000. This isn't an ordinary demonstration that is suppose to last a few hours though, they're supposedly going to remain there for months.

    I've been watching videos of the event, and it appears to be a very diverse crowd. There have been right-libertarian groups, socialist groups, communist groups, anarcho-capitalist groups. It seems like every demographic has a bone to pick with wall street.
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    I dont blame people for protesting. Wall street has many dirty things going on. How loans was dealt with in the early 2000s is what ultimatly threw us into the economic down turn by crashing the housing market. Wall street is full of crooks.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    I find it ironic because if the Tea Party gets a protest of like 2,000-6,000 people it get amazing media attention... Now just imagine if the tea party protesters were getting arrested...


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    They represent everything I don't like about protesting. They have no goal, no plan of action or organization. Even if someone to listen to them, they couldn't reach a consensus on what they want. Yes, wallstreet has truly ****ed our society recently, but this isn't going to help matters any. The Arab protestors know what they are doing, this is just ridiculous.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    They represent everything I don't like about protesting. They have no goal, no plan of action or organization. Even if someone to listen to them, they couldn't reach a consensus on what they want. Yes, wallstreet has truly ****ed our society recently, but this isn't going to help matters any. The Arab protestors know what they are doing, this is just ridiculous.
    Protesting against corporate and political corruption is just silly?


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    I bet most of those there can afford to be there because of the money their parents made on Wall Street. That's the only problem I have with this so far.

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