Approx. 1:38 am Boston PD move in to arrest peaceful protestors from Greenway Park, all tents and other belongings thrown into dumpster by Boston Sanitation Dept.. Sure more video will come out but this was the first.
Update: Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle also having #ows tents torn down.
BlackRock Inc. (BLK) Chief Executive Officer Laurence D. Fink, head of the world’s largest asset manager, said he understands the concerns of protesters speaking out against financial firms in New York and other cities.
“The protesting is a statement the future is very clouded for a lot of people,” Fink, 58, said yesterday during an event in Toronto. “These are not lazy people sitting around looking for something to do. We have people losing hope and they’re going into the street, whether it’s justified or not.”
Since the media ignores coverage from these peaceful protestors and hardly any birds eye view from up above, let this serve as an example to you all that it’s taken hold. Please watch as the angle zooms out to witness just how far it goes…
In the two weeks since activists with Occupy Wall Street began protesting in New York, the movement has gained traction nationwide with events in almost every major U.S. city. Meanwhile, more mainstream allies are joining the cause, including unions, members of Congress, celebrities, pundits, and academics.
In a sign that the movement is gaining traction, some of New York’s biggest labour unions have now joined protestors (or are planning to join later this week). The city’s 38,000-member transit union pledged its support and is planning to encourage members to join the street demonstrations early next week. Unions representing teachers, doormen, security guards, maintenance workers, postal workers, healthcare workers, and other labour sectors have also pledged support and hinted at future involvement.
Organisers hope that union involvement will swell the ranks of protestors from a few hundred to a few thousand, though it remains unclear whether organisers will be able to reach their initial goal of 20,000 on-the-ground activists in New York City.
“There are about 1500 pissed-off people lacing up their shitkickers around Boston right now.”
There are about 1500 pissed-off people lacing up their shitkickers around Boston right now. They’re airbrushing placards, photocopying fliers, and in some cases preparing to be arrested. It’s been more than three years since the nation’s biggest banks pillaged the economy and screwed American homeowners, and these activists think it’s time to quit taking it and start throwing haymakers.
More than a dozen orgs have united to mastermind a multilateral attack for the ages. For the progressive left, which can have a hard time getting its act together, this is a rare phenomenon. Like other urban centers that have been hit hard by the mortgage crisis, Boston has taken its knocks: roughly 7000 Massachusetts residents were put on eviction row in 2011, more than 1400 in July alone. But nowhere else have people been able to fight back against abusive banks in such a sustained or organized way.
“We are doing everything we can to keep people in their homes that should stay in their homes.”
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s chairman and chief executive officer, said he was sorry for foreclosure mistakes as hundreds of protesters at the annual meeting demanded he do more to help homeowners and small businesses recover from the financial crisis.