'U.S. Day Of Rage' Update: 1st Day Of "Occupy Wall Street" Blocked by Police; Live Stream

Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked

For months the protesters had planned to descend on Wall Street on a Saturday and occupy parts of it as an expression of anger over a financial system that they say favors the rich and powerful at the expense of ordinary citizens.

As it turned out, the demonstrators found much of their target off limits on Saturday as the city shut down sections of Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall well before their arrival.

By 10 a.m., metal barricades manned by police officers ringed the blocks of Wall Street between Broadway and William Street to the east. (In a statement, Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman said, “A protest area was established on Broad Street at Exchange Street, next to the stock exchange, but protesters elected not to use it.”)

At one point in the early afternoon, dozens of protesters marched around the famous bronze bull on lower Broadway.

A few minutes later about 15 people briefly sat down on a sidewalk on Broadway, leaning against a metal barricade that blocked access to Wall Street. For a moment things grew tense as officers converged and a police chief shoved a newspaper photographer from behind.

After a police lieutenant used a megaphone to tell those sitting on the sidewalk that they were subject to arrest the protesters got up and marched south.

Looks like a slow start but organizers of "Occupy Wall Street" and next month's planned "Occupy D.C." have both sworn that this is only the beginning of their efforts and that they are in this for the long haul:

Civil Unrest To Destabilize The USA? "US Day of Rage" Planned For 9-17-11; Have NWO Logos "Note also the definitely stated theme by the organizers of both of these related events...which is that this is "the beginning"

US Day Of Rage Update: 2nd Group To Occupy D.C.'s "Freedom Square" In October, 'Tahrir Style' 9-2-11 " "This will not be another rally and march on a Saturday, make home movies, pat ourselves on the back, and go home. We are coming to Washington to stay"

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Watch a live stream here; note that they are referring to themselves as a "global revolution":


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