Monday, September 26, 2011

Wall Street Protest Survives Weekend Crackdown

By Joe Deaux 09/26/11 - 05:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The "Occupy Wall Street" protest in downtown Manhattan entered its second week on Monday after a weekend that witnessed some 80 arrests with some among the crowd feeling that sentiment was growing for their cause.

The demonstration in the Financial District began on Sept. 17, calling for a presidential commission be created to address the influence that corporate money has on politicians in Congress, according to, which initiated the event.

"Everybody's here for their own cause. Our main cause is we want the banks to pay their fair share in taxes, we don't want our social services cut and we want them to end the war, because it's a huge drain of our money and resources," one protestor said on Monday.


Video of police macing group of women


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