For most of this year, Glenn has been warning that the Arab Spring would sweep the Middle East and Europe and eventually find its way to the United States. Well, there has been chaos in the streets of Egypt, Libya, London and more - and on Saturday a group of protestors tried to bring the movement to Wall Street. Did they succeed? Buck Sexton, reporter for The Blaze, went down and witnessed the protest first hand.
By the time I arrived at the Wall Street Day of Rage around 2:00 PM, the NYPD had Wall Street on total lockdown, with barriers at both ends, uniformed NYPD officers standing shoulder-to-shoulder, and plastic flexcuffs hanging in bundles from their belts. Clearly, the NYPD was not messing around. So the anti-capitalists and comrades and anarchists had to move their march south.
The leftist smorgasbord of a few hundred gathered on the nearby front steps of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. It was here that the Day of Rage protest hit full swing.
While its “Occupy Wall Street” concept was thwarted by the fact that they couldn’t even walk on Wall Street, the protestors remained enthusiastic about their plan to camp out for months, and their cause.
But what that cause is remains anyone’s guess. The Days of Rage protest was sort of a leftist outcry a la carte, a mishmash of grievances vaguely anti-capitalist, and anti-government. The main rallying cry was anti-banker, and there was much talk of ‘fat cats.’ After that, the message was unified only in its hatred for our current government, and the promise that we would all be better off if the system collapsed.
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