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Occupy Wall Street plans revival protest
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:43AM
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The Occupy Wall Street movement has been locked in a slow death spiral this year, but organizers think they can revive it with a massive protest to mark its first anniversary on Sept. 17.

 

The "S17" event will see protesters block traffic in the financial district, encircle the New York Stock Exchange, and possibly try to put some bankers under citizens' arrest, organizers tell Bloomberg.

 

Many protesters say they're going to bring handcuffs for the purpose. "We are here to bring you to justice," one says.

 

Some protesters will attempt to hold intersections in the district, while others will circulate between them in a bid to avoid police. They'll also distribute food and free medical care. "We are just going to cause chaos, period," says one organizer.

 

Occupy's New York City General Assembly broke up in April, and there haven't been any major organized protests since May 1. Organizers are hoping the many financial scandals that have broken since, like the Libor mess, will drive renewed interest. Newser

 

FACTS & FIGURES

 

On September 17th, 2011, men and women of all races, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, began to organize in nonviolent protest in New York under the name of "Occupy Wall Street". These men and women represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America. Occupy Together

 

Many experts, including Norman Stockwell, a freelance journalist, believe that the anti-Wall Street movements around the U.S. were greatly inspired by events in Wisconsin. And the events in Wisconsin, they believe, were inspired in part by events happening around the world. thehandstand.org

 

Popular slogans by the protesters are:

 

-- 'We are the 99%, we will no longer remain silent.'

-- 'This revolution will not be privatized.'

-- 'This is our country, we will occupy it. These are our streets, we will occupy them.'

-- 'The revolution will not be televised.'

-- 'Money talks, 99% walks.'

-- ''Wall Street is our street.'

-- 'Give back our future.'

-- 'I can't afford a lobbyist, I'm the 99%.'

-- 'Capitalism oppresses love.'

-- 'The people are too big to fail.'

-- 'Debt = Slavery'

-- 'Make Jobs Not Wars.'

-- 'People not profit'

 

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