More than 700 evil hippies (including two 14-year-old girls and a New York Times reporter!) were arrested Saturday afternoon, after the New York Police Department escorted protesters onto the Brooklyn Bridge and then wrapped everyone in orange Freedom Netting. The cops claim they warned people not to march on the roadway, but the above YouTube movie shows them happily leading protesters across the bridge, just like in the classic WWII romantic comedy The Bridge on the River Kwai (before the bridge blows up and everyone gets murdered in the jungle). Your Occupy Wall Street correspondent was not physically present during this madness, but we’ll be hauled off to prison soon enough.
In other news:
- The New York Times is still edited by a bunch of dumb assholes:
- National Nurses United, the Laborers’ International Union of America and the United Steelworkers have endorsed the park dwellers. The SEIU1199 Hospital Workers will be providing one week’s worth of food and registered nurses to train protesters in first aid.
- A “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City” was drafted and passed by the General Assembly.
Your correspondent bonded with other young people while it rained all over us Friday night, and then he slept in the subway: