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AP Gushes Over ‘Global Occupy Protests’

From a preoccupied Associated Press:

Latest developments in the global Occupy protests

By The Associated Press
October 26, 2011

Some of the latest developments in the Occupy protests taking place in cities across the world:

GEORGIA

Police moved into a downtown Atlanta park early Wednesday and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped in Woodruff Park for about two weeks. Before police moved in, protesters were warned around midnight to vacate or risk arrest. The warnings were drowned out by drumbeats and chants of "Our park!" Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles, several on horseback and helicopters overhead

CALIFORNIA

Protesters gathered at a downtown Oakland library and marched toward City Hall on Tuesday night in an attempt to re-establish a presence in the area of the disbanded camp where police had fired tear gas and beanbag grounds earlier that day to disperse them. By Wednesday morning, the scene was calm but tense as the crowd of hundreds of protesters dwindled to just a few dozen.

NEW YORK

Charges against hundreds of protesters who were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge or at Manhattan’s Union Square could be dropped if the protesters accept a deal from the district attorney. But defense lawyer Martin Stolar says many of them will likely reject the deal because it is void if they are arrested again and might chill their ability to continue protesting

The organizers don’t want any charges dropped. They want to overwhelm the system.

MTV said it will follow three young people on the front lines of Occupy Wall Street in New York City for an episode of its "True Life" documentary series. The cable network embedded its cameras over a two-week period to capture protesters’ activities and explore what motivates them

We can’t wait to find out.

LONDON

Richard Chartres [sic], the bishop of London, says protesters camped outside St. Paul’s Cathedral should go home… The protesters say they plan to stay.

CANADA

The Vancouver-based anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters has called on members of the Occupy movement to protest on the eve of the upcoming summit of the Group of 20 rich and developing nations in Cannes, France, and demand the G20 leaders impose a 1 percent tax on all financial transactions and currency tradesThe appeal was posted on the Adbusters website last week.

Because the G20 leaders are the worst consumerists.

MARYLAND

Baltimore officials want protesters to scale back their presence at a downtown plaza. A draft copy of the city’s response to Occupy Baltimore’s permit application shows that only two people will be allowed to stay overnight as night watchmen in one tent

Which is probably more than who are staying overnight now.

NEW MEXICO

More than a dozen protesters with Albuquerque’s demonstration were arrested at the University of New Mexico after the school ordered them out of a makeshift campsite

Even the universities are getting sick of this.

COLORADO

About 30 protesters in downtown Denver stacked blankets and sleeping bags near bags of charcoal as they vowed to remain through the season’s first snow, which began falling Wednesday morning. Up to 4 inches was expected, and protesters appeared determined to stick it out. They’ve received briefings on winter camping and have put a plan in place to check each other for signs of hypothermia

What heroes. Of course, they will be the first to sue if anyone catches a cold.

MASSACHUSETTS

A man and woman who had been living in the Occupy Boston tent city have been arrested for allegedly selling heroin to an undercover police officer

Damn capitalists! Why don’t they just give their heroin away?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AP Gushes Over ‘Global Occupy Protests’”

  1. canary says:

    Michael Moore pounded repeatedly no one should profit in the “health care” business on CNN. (not health insurance, which even that has to keep money in the bank) he said health medical care. Period.

    Question: Isn’t that communism rather than socialism?

    He said this new movement had tens of billions (pretty sure he said billions) of people in our country already and it’s going to keep growing because of health care costs.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    The Simpsons taught us how to stop the Occupy Wall Street Protesters back in 1995 in Treehouse of Horror VI, “Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores.” Remember? ♫ Just don’t look, Just don’t look ♫

    Minute 5:00 start: http://www.watchcartoononline.com/the-simpsons-season-7-episode-6-treehouse-of-horror-vi

    These attention-seeking mobs are just trying to get on t.v. They have no demands, no logical arguments, no real complains anyone needs to bother understanding…..so just don’t look at them. Just like the homeless, when it gets cold out, they will all disappear somewhere.


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