On September 17 the protest Occupy Wall Street began in lower Manhattan. The a protest manifesto can be found online. As the manifesto states people are protesting Wallstreet’s involvement with the recent economic crisis. Initially the protests received little main stream media attention. Almost ten days after the reactions in the public and the media have been mixed.
A New York Times article generally derided the protest for its lack of organization while Noam Chomsky recently made the statement, “The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course.”
The protesters say they represent the 99% of our population not in the wealthiest class.
Recently, youtube videos surfaced online that show the NYPD both macing protesters:
and arresting them:
The protests continue.
On the eve of the protest’s tenth day, I ask: ”What do you, the 99%, really think about these protests?”