First Wall Street, Now Washington: Protesters Storm America’s Capital
‘Occupy Wall Street’ isn’t just about ending corruption on Wall Street. Its also about ending corruption in the halls of government.
In an article I published sometime last week, I pushed for similar protests such as what are being seen on Wall Street to occur next in our nation’s capital. It seems that I got what I had wished for.
The political world is just as guilty as the financial world for the decimation of the global economy. The financial world uses government to force through certain monopolistic goals. Politicians must be held accountable for this dark alliance with big banks and mega corporations.
Grant J. Kidney
WASHINGTON — Demonstrators filled Freedom Plaza in Washington for a peaceful afternoon protest against war and other causes, including corporate greed.
The demonstrators on Thursday carried signs with messages such as “end the wars at home and abroad” and “no war (equals) no deficit.” Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.
Other demonstrators lofted signs such as “tax the rich,” mirroring the sentiments of Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and elsewhere nationwide that have focused on economic concerns.
Thursday’s demonstration was organized by a group calling itself “October 2011.” The group is separate from an Occupy D.C. group that has been protesting blocks away, though Occupy D.C. said it supported the demonstration.