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Occupy Wall Street: 80 Arrested

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Police carry away a participant in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street in New York on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011. Marchers represented various political and economic causes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Police carry away a participant in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street in New York on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011. Marchers represented various political and economic causes. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Last week, police reportedly said they had no plans to remove Wall Street protesters, but have since corralled the crowds and arrested 80.

According to the Associated Press, police tried to corral demonstrators around Manhattan’s Union Square, but made quite a few arrests in the process, mostly people blocking traffic—Most were reportedly charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

It was last Saturday that protesters took over the Financial District’s and stormed the stock market’s most famous street demanding an end to corruption of the rich and demanding democracy.

“The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens. Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce,” reads the U.S. Day of Rage website.

U.S. Day of Rage website reads, ”Bought by hard and soft dollars, disloyal, incompetent, and wasteful special interests have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to liberty and our national security. We have had enough.”

“Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of special interests, patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life.”

 

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