Occupy Wall Street is a legitimate and peaceful grass-roots movement that seeks social and economic justice. Lacking corporate sponsorship, they are brutalized.

It’s worth asking why right-wing, corporate sponsored and organized “movements” like the so-called “Tea Party” are covered endlessly and lionized by all the press (and even given political power!), whereas we hear little or nothing about legitimate citizen movements like US Uncut, the Coffee Party, and Occupy Wallstreet. And when we do hear about these peaceful citizen movements, it’s with apathy or even derision. Even MSNBC, the so-called liberal news network, ignores them. Why?

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests may grow Monday after weekend arrests (video)

by Elizabeth Flock

After 80 people participating in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations were arrested in lower Manhattan Saturday and at least five hit with pepper spray or mace, protesters took a “day of rest” Sunday and prepared for Monday’s protests.

Occupy Wall Street Protest

Police carry away a participant in a march organized by “Occupy Wall Street” in New York on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011. (Tina Fineberg – AP) The demonstrators are calling for changes in American social and economic policies.

Guy Steward, 18, told amNew York newspaper that after the “mass police brutality” of Saturday, “morale is as high as it can be” and that the protesters ranks have grown.

Protesters have been reinvigorated in part by videos shared that show people being maced and arrested on and around Wall Street.

Police said most of the arrests were for blocking traffic, and one person was charged with assaulting an officer. The Daily Beast reports that NYPD is now facing criticism about what may have been excessive force.

Watch the videos, many have them posted on the Occupy Wall Street site, below:

If you have a video, please leave the URL in the comments, along with a quick description.

Original post on Washington Post

Note: more videos avaialble in the original post and on the Occupy Wall Street website.

47 Responses to “Occupy Wall Street Protesters Brutalized”

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  3. bideriann hundyken says:

    Oh God, this is impossible to talk abt.The imprisonment of was a gross violation of human rights – but so is what does.

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    Los cambios individuales son los únicos capaces de cambiar al mundo!, porque cuando cambias tú, tu energía cambia, tu entorno cambia, a veces ni siquiera lo apreciamos, pero cuando te das cuenta ha cambiado todo!.

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  8. willinagh lione says:

    I tried to share this video on my Facebook page and it would not work, said it had been flagged as spam that some bull crap!

  9. glamidgess sorgane says:

    Are u freaking kidding me? All the major European banks are bankrupt. That is why they needed the bailouts from the government. Barclays, Santander, etc. are bankrupt to the core.

  10. 2011 was meh. At least I finally saw of Avatar: The Last Airbender. That makes up for SOPA, three wars, no jobs bill, and corporatism yeah?

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