OWS to Celebrate Anniversary By Shutting Down NYSE or Something

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Good luck, kiddies. This ought to be quite amusing.

It seems like just yesterday when we reported on this “occupation” of Wall Street, whose goal was to “flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades, and occupy Wall Street for a few months.” At the time, we naïvely suggested that they had “better find a slogan, fast,” but we’ve since learned that demands are overrated, and by the measure of that initial goal, the movement has been a success. To celebrate the two-month anniversary of the occupation, the movement is planning to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning and “throw a block party the 1% will never forget.”

Oh, a bloack party? Sounds like endless fun.

The protesters plan on ringing the “People’s Bell” instead of the trading floor bell, “and initiate a street carnival in which we rebuild and celebrate the neighborhoods that the Wall Street economy has destroyed.”

You’ve got to be kidding me. These people living in tents and cardboard boxes are going to rebuild neighborhoods? They’re delusional.

Crane’s reports that the event is being organized with “more than a dozen unions and community groups,” and assuming there aren’t mass arrests in front of the NYSE, demonstrators will then fan out across the city at various transportation hubs, holding public assemblies where people can talk about their communities’ needs. All of this will end in “a rally at Foley Square and a march over the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Just what commuters need is to see these layabouts at transportation hubs. Maybe these morons can see how the actual 99% goes about their days.


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