The degree of discontent displayed by the continuing Occupy Wall Street movement implies Americans who have been quietly hurting from social, financial, and legal injustices across the country were never really alone. And perhaps the wealthiest small sector of the American society which controls most of the nations wealth and power and the U.S. government have been dangerously psychotically removed from the realities of how the entire United States may collapse in more turmoil if the powers to be keep insisting it’s just business as usual as the same old injustices continue day after day, week after week, year after year, and decade after decade. These economic, social and legal injustices being protested are horrible for many people in Syracuse who have shown widespread support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The facade of an America which has bullied the world around into accepting the United States as the most righteous nation in world history is falling apart as seriously hurting people are rallying together to protest injustices across a nation which has been on the skids for a long time. Cara Buckley has reported the New York Times “Protesters Clash With Police in Lower Manhattan.” On Thursday about a thousand protesters took to the streets of Lower Manhattan, clashing with the police and throwing aside metal barricades to converge again on Zuccotti Park after failing in an attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. The Day of Action came just two days after the police cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park in an early-morning raid. The park had become the de facto headquarters of the protesters.
Adam Farooqui, 25, of Queens, said “We failed to close the stock exchange, but we took back our park. That was a real victory.” After rough confrontations with the police about 175 people had been arrested by Thursday afternoon. Than after protests near the stock exchange, protesters returned to Zuccotti Park. Some of the police officers shoved demonstrators and threw punches as the demonstrators returned to the park. It has been alleged by Jo Robin, 29, from New Orleans, that one of the demonstrators who had a bloodied face was beaten. And as the hostilities spread one of the police officers was seriously cut by glass wielded by a protester near Zuccotti Park. And so New York is in chaos now as scores of frightened Americans who are hurting from a corrupt and unjust system which has let them down for too long are in a bitter fight for a recognition of their grievances.
Mandel News Service