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    Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Protesters pledge 'block party' will shut down Wall Street
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    Mayor dismisses threatened day of action
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    BY CHRIS FRANCESCANI, REUTERS NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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    Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday by holding a street carnival to mark two months since the start of their campaign against economic inequality.

    Protest organizers acknowledged the "day of action" they have planned could be the group's most provocative yet, and could lead to mass arrests and further strain relations with city authorities.

    "I think we're certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions," said the Occupy Wall Street spokesman, Ed Needham. "It is very difficult to do a day of action and not expect some sort of reaction" from the authorities.

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    "We will shut down Wall Street," a post on the movement's Facebook page said. "We will ring the People's Bell, and initiate a street carnival in which we rebuild and celebrate the neighbourhoods that the Wall Street economy has destroyed."

    The group promises "a block party the one per cent will never forget."
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/busin...374/story.html

    I heard about these plans only today and I'm curious who thinks planning to "shut down Wall Street" is a good idea? I don't. I think it'll only make their movement look bad. They're obviously looking to provoke a reaction. That's my opinion, what do you think? Do you support this idea?
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Protesters pledge 'block party' will shut down Wall Street

    I heard about these plans only today and I'm curious who thinks planning to "shut down Wall Street" is a good idea? I don't. I think it'll only make their movement look bad. They're obviously looking to provoke a reaction. That's my opinion, what do you think? Do you support this idea?
    A better question, Do you support Wall Street in everything they do?


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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    A better question, Do you support Wall Street in everything they do?
    Even if one didn't support everything that occurred on Wall Street, that doesn't mean you should support illegal tactics to "shut it down."

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    I think the idea is hilarious and audacious. I don't think it's going to accomplish much but it will be entertaining to watch. Nonetheless, I hope they succeed.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    http://www.montrealgazette.com/busin...374/story.html

    I heard about these plans only today and I'm curious who thinks planning to "shut down Wall Street" is a good idea? I don't. I think it'll only make their movement look bad. They're obviously looking to provoke a reaction. That's my opinion, what do you think? Do you support this idea?
    Interesting action if it happens. One has to ponder, "What goal is served by shutting down traffic/commerce on Wall Street??".


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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Interesting action if it happens. One has to ponder, "What goal is served by shutting down traffic/commerce on Wall Street??".
    You get the attention of politicians. They want to keep their seats. They will act if they know the people are furious.

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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I think the idea is hilarious and audacious. I don't think it's going to accomplish much but it will be entertaining to watch. Nonetheless, I hope they succeed.
    Where exactly is the hilarity here? It would just be creating chaos/disruption (and costing the city and commerce a lot of money).


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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Either it won't do much, or the cops will shut it down for blocking traffic. If things get out of hand, the movement will probably be more alienated from the public. Some of these protestors need to learn the difference between civil disobedience and making an ass out of one's self.
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    Re: Do you support OWS Protesters Plans to "Shut Down Wall Street"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Where exactly is the hilarity here? It would just be creating chaos/disruption (and costing the city and commerce a lot of money).
    I relish chaos on Wallstreet. It's full of crooks and institutions that have taken trillions in bailouts after they created the very situation that caused the economic downturn in the first place. Their aggravation is my entertainment.

    I also find the persistence of the OWS movement entertaining. Did people honestly believe that disbanding the camps would stop the protesting? These people are ready to protest straight through winter.

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