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Originally posted by Troublesome
reply to post by OldCorp
Well the reason they started on a Saturday was because a lot more people could come out on the weekend and show support, which would help start the event off with a bang. It is also National Constitution Day and they felt they would receive less police pressure on a Saturday.
They did a dry-run on September 1st with a group of people to see how the police response would be. They also have a legal team on hand and NLG Legal Observers there with bright green hats on to neutrally observe police interactions. Everything they are doing is completely legal so they should be okay:
"According to a federal court ruling in 2000, the use of "public sleeping as a means of symbolic expression" is allowed on public sidewalks in New York City. (METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, INC., Plaintiff, -against- HOWARD SAFIR, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, et al., June 12, 2000 [99 F. Supp. 2d 438; 2000 U.S. Dist.]). The demonstrators of Bloombergville also employed this tactic for an occupation that lasted a few weeks."
Originally posted by WhiteHat
and I found this on CNN
Wall Street protesters inspired by Arab Spring movement
posted in Tech section
At least is a start. S&Fedit on 17-9-2011 by WhiteHat because: (no reason given)
You forgot the whitehouse and capitol building. Much more important than doing the pentagon imo.
Originally posted by Evanzsayz
Now if we can only get 50,000 people in front of wall street and another 50k in front of Federal Reserve NOW that would be a nice protest go ahead and put 50k in front of the pentagon too
Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
But here's what I am wondering... Do they have any specific, concrete demands?
This paper has presented benefits to be gained by moving to a cooperative system and ways of achieving those goals. The end result could represent a great increase in the quality of life for a majority of humanity, but there is a small minority of capitalists who must be convinced to give up their "power" in favor of helping their neighbors. This is the real challenge.