The media dutifully regurgitated the absurd claims of the failed OWS protesters than tens of thousands of protesters would shut down the New York Stock Exchange starting at 7 am today.
So how’s that working out?
6:59 AM We’re on the move now, down to Zuccotti Park. Some protesters are walking, others are taking the train.
The group, about 50 people, is walking slow and fairly orderly down Thompson Street, at times joining in a group chant of “We are the 99%!”
As they moved towards Bleecker Street, chanting, a woman began screaming at them from her second floor window.
“Quiet down! Stop shouting, people are trying to sleep!” She yelled. To which the group began chanting again “We are the 99%!”
The woman then laid into the group in a profanity laced tirade. The “99%” chant continued and a few protesters yelled to the woman, “We love you!”
The Fox News reporter is letting the crowd know when he is doing his live shot and the crowd is showing up on cue and shouting him down.
Democracy in action!
It’s going to be ugly today, folks. This is the final, dying gasp of a failed, far-left fringe movement. They’re now hugely unpopular and throwing a city-wide temper tantrum while tying up traffic and commerce will only further alienate the people they purport to represent.
Chief organizer Barack Obama was unavailable for comment.
The always clever Occu-criminals will also be cleverly disguised as normal people.
The “day of action” is to begin early, with protesters converging on Wall Street camouflaged in business suits hoping to blend in with office workers trooping out of the subway.
“We will rise from beneath. They can’t stop all of us. It’s going to get crazy,” vowed one organizer. “They took the first shot Tuesday night. [Thursday] we return fire. We will be peaceful, but we will resist.”
Nothing like some peaceful violence.
OWS organizer Chris Reider, 49, of Freeport, L.I., predicted the “day of action” would reenergize a movement sapped by police raids and signs of waning public support.
“It’s going to be massive and historic,” Reider said.
Update 7:50: Confusion reigns:
Tiny rain drops fall now as the group arrives at Zuccotti park.
The protesters have quieted down considerably, there is a more serious, determined toneto the group.As they come up to Liberty Plaza, however, the group begins their chant, louder than ever now, “We are the 99%!” Surprisingly, there is no response from the crowd gathered outside of Zuccotti.
Mike Esperson is on his cell phone now, apparently attempting to get orders from organizers and figure out where to go. The group looks a bit disorganized and confused.
They’ve looked that way for two months now. This is a surprise?
Marchers are trying to turn down Pine. NYPD holding their ground at Nassau and Pine. Protesters cursing at cops. Calling them pigs.
A group of small children trying to take a class trip look afraid as protesters momentarily blocked the childrens route.
But … but … but what about the children?
Update 9am: A good Twitter feed to follow here.
Protesters seem concerned that if they all get arrested today at Wall Street no one will be left to go to subways later today
Check out this pathetic crew:
One thing these people do is bring the ugly, and they bring it strong.
Update 9:20: In another shocking development, the mob has become violent.
Violence has broken out at Broad and Beaver. Officers falling down. Woman on the ground screaming. Several arrests. A photographer was shoved to the ground.
Update 10:55: More peaceful violence!
Violence is again breaking out on William Street as NYPD are trying to wrestle back control of the street. Its complete chaos right now.