September 24, 2011
Saturday over 80 people were arrested during the “Day Of Rage” Occupy Wall Street Protests.
An excerpt from The Washington Post reads;
NEW YORK—About 80 people have been arrested as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protest is entering its second week. Demonstrators said Saturday that they are protesting bank bailouts, the mortgage crisis and Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis.
A quote from the New York Times reads;
Protest organizers estimated that about 85 people had been arrested and that about five were struck with pepper spray. Among those was Chelsea Elliott, 25, who said that she was sprayed after shouting “Why are you doing that?” as an officer arrested a protester at East 12th Street.
“I was on the ground sobbing and couldn’t breathe,” she said. The ongoing protests, against a financial system that participants say favors the rich and powerful over ordinary citizens, started last Saturday, and were coordinated by a New York group called the General Assembly.
American citizens stripped of their rights, in what was once know as freedom of speech, paving the way for the future at an ever-rapid rate.