Continuing updates on the U.S. Day of Rage and Occupy Wall Street. Most media is not covering the story. Updates will continue as information becomes available, with the most recent update appearing first. Note the sign below advocating jobs (Code Pink), but no profits. These kids need a quick course on how payrolls are met.
Two days ago, Front Page Magazine shares this sign.
The US Day of Rage’s Twitter feed features a photo of a defaced ten-dollar bill. Someone has added black hair and a Hitler moustache to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, whom Congress honored in 1999 as “the man who more than any other designed the Government of the United States.”
The Founders as Nazis: that’s what the leftists who plan to occupy Wall Street tomorrow think of the American experiment. It’s not as if the media-savvy organizers of the US Day of Rage don’t understand the significance of the Founders. The event’s website constantly invokes the name of Publius, the pseudonym that Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay shared as they wroteThe Federalist Papers.
Organizers of the event swear up and down that the mass protest will be nonviolent in nature. This raises the question of why they named their event after the original “Days of Rage” that took place in Chicago in 1969. That tumultuous year, members of what was later to become known as the Weather Underground provoked four days of riots and demonstrations against The System.
UPDATE 9:41pm CDT: The call has gone out for more people to spend the night in Zucotti Park. Bring pizza (but not Dominos!).
UPDATEs 10:05am CDT (see the following)
9) Many protesters upset that the “liberal media” isn’t covering this event. What? They didn’t know Democrats are as, if not more, supportive of corrupt financiers than anyone else in world fianancial centers?
8) Twitter: they have established a “media group” to create press releases
7) I saw a tweet saying organizers were calling for “leaders” to be recognized, even though that was against their planned agenda, calling for a “horizontal organization” (no leaders – reaching consensus)
6) Privately-owned Zucotti Park gave permission for protesters spend Saturday night on the property. The group has not given up on their quest to stand on the sidewalks of the financial district. Source
5) The protest hoped for 20,000. There were reports on some of the associated websites saying 50,000 were on the streets, but apparently not.
4) The protesters gathered in Trinity Place, about 1,000 feet from Wall Street.
3) Police blocked all the streets near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall.
2) At noon on Saturday, the first day, “about 700 people carrying backpacks
1) In a report filed 16 hours ago (about 5 pm on Saturday, the first day) The AFP said “Hundreds of people marched near Wall Street….”