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New York, NY - Bloomberg Declares Victory Against OWS All-Day Rallies

Published on: November 18, 2011 08:30 AM
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New York, NY - They didn’t occupy Wall Street for long, shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, or win many new fans.

And by Thursday night, the thousands of protesters flooding lower Manhattan seemed to have worn out their welcome after tying the Financial District in knots.

Two days after losing their two-month-old encampment at Zuccotti Park, the day of demonstrations felt more like a final hurrah.

Their vow to get many more out in the streets fizzled, Mayor Bloomberg declared.

“Occupy Wall Street had predicted on their website that tens of thousands would be participating in today’s protests, but there have been far fewer - and so far they have caused what can accurately be described as minimal disruptions to our city,” he crowed.

Unless you were in the thick of it.

“Today they proved that they’re able to piss off the 99% by stopping them from getting home,” said City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens). “In my opinion, this is their last gasp.

“With silly stunts like this, they’ve angered people they’re supposed to represent.”

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By the time marchers crossed the bridge into Brooklyn as night fell, there were nearly 300 protesters arrested - including a symbolic 99 busted on a bridge ramp hours after the protesters failed to delay the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.



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 Nov 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM Barry521 Says:

Bloomie is simply put a coward, who pays homage to obama, and the democratic party line.
His interest in NYC rises only to a level of a democratic party line hack.
He is only interested in his own personal aggrandizement.
In catering to the OWS crowd, he has shown his contempt for law abiding citizens , and the working class of NYC. His only interest is his girlfriend and not sleeping on a couch.
The hell with the law abiding, and the people who want to pay their bills, take care of their families, etc.

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 Nov 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM Barry521 Says:

Sorry, Lastly, Why isn't Bloomie sending the owners of the Zaccotti Park a bill for 7 million dollars, for the clean up, trash removal, police protection, and overtime.

This fiasco could have ended on day 1.

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