The Occupy movement has been unrelenting almost taking a life of its own and spurring demonstrators to push further and really get the government’s to listen. With the latest round of protests happening in New York, it signals the discontent the vast majority feel over the lack of support from those in power who refuse to listen to what people are saying.
Continuing their demonstration
Several hundred Occupy Wall Street protestors were set on continuing their demonstration, and yesterday evening decided to take their protest within the vicinity of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Upper East Side home with the plan of ending sometime today.
The original plan was to take the ‘Occupy Bloomberg Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In-Art Show’ outside the townhouse. However, plans were scuppered as when demonstrators arrived around 2pm police had already blocked any access to 79th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
Being the resourceful and determined bunch these Occupy protestors are, they took their musical instruments and all their colourful sign to the outskirts of Central Park. During their festive music, they said they had an important message regarding the Mayor and his work in limiting New Yorkers’ rights.
Demonstrators felt strongly that Bloomberg was not showing any respect to their First Amendment rights and that he was fooling the city’s people whilst earning his big money. In general many have been feeling the same, that government leaders and bankers have got away unscathed after it was them that put the economies in the condition they are in.
Despite their hands in the state of country they are still earning a huge wage and enjoying life, while the normal people who work to survive have to deal with the consequences. In the UK the crash of the financial sector has hit every social group hard, especially pensioners and those close to retirement who had their pension funds reduced in value.
Protestors had been moved from Zuccotti Park earlier last week, this was the former campsite of the Occupy Movement protestors, and communities leaders had come together to discuss what was the best way to go about the cleaning process.
“All I can say about Mayor Bloomberg, good or bad, he’s earned his own money. And that’s what we don’t know what these people have been doing, besides complaining,” said a local. “And that’s all I can say. We don’t know enough about them. So they know how to say they don’t like this, they don’t like that, but what positive things have they added to the mix?” said one protester.