Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Occupy Wall Street coming to a town near you

What started as a grassroots movement less than three-weeks ago, has gained the type of momentum that comes only from those that are truly pissed off.

On Monday, Manhattan demonstrators dressed as corporate zombies in white face paint staggered past the New York Stock Exchange clutching fistfuls of fake money. Chicago demonstrators pounded drums in the city’s financial district and in cities from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine, demonstrator are marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks.

This past weekend, 700 demonstrators from college students worried about their job prospects to the older long-term unemployed, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. The demonstrators were lovingly greeted by the police and promptly arrested for civil disobedience.

To the powers that be, welcome to a view of America’s discontented. And this isn’t a demonstration of yesteryear. It is one that is utilizing every social media outlet, live streaming of events and a highly organized means of communication.

For more information about the Occupy Wall Street, visit the OWS website. 

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