Super Peaceful Wall Street Protest Sees 700 Arrested

It’s amazing. The Occupy Wall Street protest is just like one of those gatherings by the TEA Party. Remember when hundreds were arrested at Glenn Beck’s 8/28 gathering? And the big march on Washington? The tax day protest? Oh, wait, there weren’t? But, still, you know it is only the TEA Party that’s violent and lawless

(NY Post) A horde of Wall Street demonstrators shut down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours this afternoon, halting traffic and clashing as cops arrested as many as 700 on the famed span’s roadway.

About 100 cars were left stranded as the loud, angry crowd covered the crossing from end to end in an inflamed day of demonstrations against high unemployment, bank bailouts and financial pain for the masses.

One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, blasted the pedestrians.

“I work my ass off all day, and these goddamned hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?” he said. “This ain’t right!”

Oh, come on, Irate Driver, why are you so selfish? All they’re trying to do is, um, well, not really clear, beyond “Solidarity Forever!

See, the dirty smelly hippies who want free money or something had the bright idea to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and, about halfway across, many decided that it would be a great idea to walk in the road, instead of the side walkways. Because getting in front of moving traffic is one of those spectacular ideas only barking moonbats come up with.

Demonstrators lit up Twitter, slamming the NYPD for allegedly arresting young teens and cramming people into vans “with no air.”

If you aren’t willing to do the time, don’t do the crime. Actions have consequences, chumps.

Occupy Wall Street urged people to give them information about officers who were making arrests.

“To anyone who has seen officer badges, pics, etc. We name and shame,” the group tweeted.

Perhaps the NYPD should arrest some of the groups leaders, as that seems like a threat. But, don’t say the leftists aren’t peaceful. Because they’ll get their funky smell all over you. And threaten you.

(NY Times) Mr. Dunn said he was concerned that those in the back of the column who might not have heard the warnings “would have had no idea that it was not O.K. to walk on the roadway of the bridge.” Mr. Browne said that people who were in the rear of the crowd that may not have heard the warnings were not arrested and were free to leave.

Because we all know that it hunky dorey to walk in the middle of the road on a bridge in the middle of the afternoon.

Etan Ben-Ami, 56, a psychotherapist from Brooklyn who was up on the walkway, said that the police seemed to make a conscious decision to allow the protesters to claim the road. “They weren’t pushed back,” he said. “It seemed that they moved at the same time.”

Mr. Ben-Ami said he left the walkway and joined the crowd on the road. “It seemed completely permitted,” he said. “There wasn’t a single policeman saying ‘don’t do this’.”

Liberal world at its finest: they need to be told that it is a Bad Idea (and illegal) to walk in the street.

Why were these peaceful protestors arrested? Has our Mayor determined that the growing anti-Wall Street demonstration might gain even more momentum and embarrass his Wall Street friends? What happened to free speech?

That comes from the comments at the Times’ story. They were not expressing their 1st Amendment Rights and “demonstrating peaceably.”

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4 Responses to “Super Peaceful Wall Street Protest Sees 700 Arrested”

  1. Word says:

    Fox news interviewed some of those people the other night and kept asking them what they would replace capitalism with.

    few even answered and the ones that did made little sense but one gal……

    She started answering and a big burly man stepped in front of her and blocked the microphone.

    But her answer was there to be heard…muffled to be sure.


    Progressives hate, loathe and despise Capitalism, Corporations and the RICH.

    They have embarked upon Class warfare and their repeated denials that they have not does not make it a fact.

    Our president is a progressive. 2/3rds of the Democrats in congress are progressives and 2/3rds of the democratic party are progressives.

    The sad part is that after being indoctrinated by the good little brainwashers in our public schools these people do not even realize that they have now become……….


    My daughter once said to me just about a year ago.

    “I heard communism was sorta bad.”

    And that is What our school districts are teaching kids about communism.

    Sorta bad…..nah….In America IT COULD BE GREAT….so the circle is complete and once again the communists are trying to destroy another country……

    “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”…….Joseph Stalin.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    The other thing that is happening is that the protestors are filming everything so when a cop goes to make an arrest, and they interfere with that arrest, the video gets edited to make the cops look bad.

    I have seen footage where the cops go to arrest someone who has attacked them. Protesters rush to the aid of the person being arrested. The person starts screaming “I didn’t do anything!” or “What did I do?”

    As the crowds move in, the cops tell them to stay back and when they don’t the cops (heavily outnumbered) get pepper sprayed moved back.

    The protesters than claim they were assaulted by the vicious corporate thugs.

    I am waiting for this to turn really violent as New Yorkers won’t put up with this for long.

  3. Adobe Walls says:

    A couple days of forty degrees and steady rain will go along way to solving this. Even if the SEIU reinforces the nitwits.

  4. captainfish says:

    “I work my ass off all day, and these goddamned hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?” he said. “This ain’t right!”

    Yeah, and welcome to the world you created. I bet this union construction worker votes Democrat each and every election. He’s made his own hell. If you don’t fight evil, evil festers creating rot and ruin. And soon, that rot walks across the bridge.

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