Unions/MoveOn to Wall Street protests

| October 6, 2011

Old Trooper sends us a link that reports that MoveOn.org has finally dragged their crusty asses to the protests against Wall Street. Fox News mentions that the unions have “lent their muscle” to the protests. So who is really surprised that the protests broke out in violence last night as police arrested scores for disorderly conduct.

One police officer suffered minor injuries after being knocked off a scooter, according to the newspaper.

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Oct. 5: Christian Blackfeather Ruiz, 19, from Bronx, New York, searches for a spot to camp among participants in the Occupy Wall Street Protest at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. “I am here for a global economy,” said Ruiz.

At one point, protesters were reportedly Maced and threatened with police batons when about 150 marchers demanded access to Wall Street from Broadway.

I remember the 70s when it was union members who finally put a halt to the Vietnam War protests in New York City by cracking heads…now they’re on the other side attacking the police. ANd they wonder why we call them “the good old days”.

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  1. TSO says:

    Wait, Ruiz is there for a global economy, but the proposed demands said HUGE TARIFFS on everything coming in. How exactly is that a global economy? Wouldn’t barriers to trade damage the ideal of a global economy?

  2. UpNorth says:

    I heard a couple of the best reasons to protest, just now. Beck had a snippet on that one “protester” complained that her cat couldn’t get food stamps. Another complained that the banks were not loaning her money so she could be a portrait painter. Oh, and her BF couldn’t get a job.