Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting "shame, shame" walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor.
At least 80 people were carted away in police vehicles and up to five were hit with pepper spray near 12th St. and Fifth Ave., where tensions became especially high, police and organizers said.
The National Lawyer's Guild, which is providing legal assistance to the protesters, put the number of arrests at 100. More from NY Daily News....
Source: Forward Saint Louis
— Democrats aren’t the problem, said State Representative Jason Kander of the stalemate in Jefferson City over an economic development bill.
“If you’ve seen the paper this week about the special session in Jefferson City, I hope you’ll forgive me for admitting that I am, at this moment, frustrated,” he said. “Unfortunately, due to a small minority of extremists in the House and Senate, we appear to be at a standstill.”
The entire package of legislation, supported by the Governor, business, and labor, and agreed to by bicameral, bipartisan leaders earlier this year, is stalled between the State House and Senate over the issue of tax credits.