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Sherilyn:
This is happening, yet no US news agency is covering it, and very few international agencies are aware of it.  Catch the live stream here:  globalrevolution - live streaming video powered by Livestream

Over 2000 people protesting, over 2000 watching the live stream from around the world.

'Itan Atxur:
What exactly is this?

Sherilyn:
It's a group of over 2000 people (more on the way) basically occupying Wall St.  Fed up with the bankers' bailout, state of the economy...
News organizations are just beginning to cover it and most of those folks have been there over a week (base camp is Liberty Park).  The livefeed today had over 7000 international viewers.  There has been police brutality.  I usually give them the benefit of the doubt, but there are so many cameras there, there's no doubt.  One officer maced 4 women, point-blank, while about 5-8 had them corralled with the orange plastic netting.

It's an interesting news event not being covered widely by the mainstream media.  If the mods here disapprove, feel free to remove this topic.  Really, it's OK.   :)

'Itan Atxur:
I certainly see no reason to mod this topic so I'll definitely keep it open. The other mods may object but I doubt they will. Nonetheless, this part of the forum doesn't get much traffic. I would recommend reposting it elsewhere in addition to this part of the forum. I was merely curious about what they were protesting, though I can see how my first post might easily be interpreted otherwise.

Anyways, it doesn't surprise me in the least that this is getting little to no coverage. It looks like Michael Moore is there now so while I'm not completely sure what the protesters are there for, it's a pretty safe bet I support them. I wish I could go or at least donate, but I can't do either :(

Tsmuktengan:
France 24 has got an entire article that has been written with the help of contributors. Read

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