Today, protesters entered day 13 of camping out on Wall Street in New York City’s financial district. It’s been a 24/7 demonstration, with crowds sleeping in parks and marching the rest of the time.
It doesn’t show any signs of waning — quite the opposite, in fact. Two major labor unions are now backing the Occupy Wall Street movement. Members of The New York Transit Workers Union voted last night to support protestors and The Industrial Workers of the World are also on board. It also spawned similar protests in Chicago.
Nick Kristof of The New York Times compared these protesters to those in the Tahir Square uprising, calling them alike based on “social media savvy, carnival mood, and deep sense of frustration and disenfranchisement.”
Lawrence spoke with director/activist Michael Moore last night from the site of the Wall Street protests. Police brutality has been an on-going discusison on our show this week. And tonight, we will speak exclusively to Jeanne Mansfield, a witness to the controversial mace incident.