Occupy Wall Street Protesters March Against "Rampant Greed" In Manhattan

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  1. hvactec

    hvactec VIP Member

    Jan 17, 2010
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    The letters are personal stories of those who lost their jobs and their homes. 10/28/2011

    Marchers are hoping to make the heads of the banks feel shame over what they call the "rampant greed" of their industry.

    "One percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. That's incredibly unequal and unjust," said one protester.

    "I can't imagine why anyone would not support people who want a fairer society," said another.

    Meanwhile, back downtown, another contingent of protesters was on the move.

    Dressed as the medieval hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, they called for a tax on financial speculation — the so-called "Robin Hood tax" — and for an extension of the state's millionaire's tax.

    They marched from Zuccotti Park to the bull on Wall Street, stopping by a few banks along the way.
    ccupy Wall Street protestors rallied Friday to take on Manhattan banks.

    Demonstrators marched to Midtown to deliver over 6,000 letters to the CEOs of five major banks

    Marchers said a one percent tax on all financial transactions and currency trades could generate billions for infrastructure and social programs.

    "There's actually plenty of money for our schools, for jobs, for our health care, for all the things we need, but it's been taken from us from Wall Street, and the only way we're going to take care of the next generations is do what Robin Hood did 500 years ago in Sherwood Forest," said one protester.

    A group of protestors is planning to march on the U.S. Treasury next week.

    National Nurses United is organizing the trip to Washington, and buses are set to leave Zuccotti Park at 6 a.m. Thursday.

    Protesters will be calling on Secretary Timothy Geitner to support the taxation of big bank transactions.

    FDNY Removes Generators From Encampment

    Members of the New York City Fire Department swept through Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove generators and other items considered to be fire hazards at the Occupy Wall Street camp.

    Protesters said the firefighters came in and announced the surprise safety inspections.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said protesters voluntarily gave up illegal hazards, including six generators and more than a dozen gas cans apparently being used for heat.

    The mayor said the protestors can stay in the park as long as they obey the law.

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  2. Oddball

    Oddball Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2009
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    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Total lie.

    Their food service operations cannot possibly be meeting the licensing and inspection requirements every other restaurateur and street vendor has to comply with.

    It's also a safe bet that there are laws against camping in parks.
  3. Rozman

    Rozman Gold Member Supporting Member

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    How about Washington learning to spend within it's means?

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