Wall Street demonstrations start second month
October 18th, 2011
07:46 AM ET
11 years ago

Wall Street demonstrations start second month

(CNN) - Despite political criticism and ongoing arrests, Occupy Wall Street rode a wave of global momentum into its second month Tuesday, showing no sign of losing steam.

Volunteers sorted donations for the demonstrators in a Lower Manhattan as dozens of boxes flooded in.


Filed under: New York • Occupy Wall Street • Wall Street • Washington D.C.
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. ST

    These protesters are really determined to achieve something. Anyone who thinks they will walk away without anything, may think again. I met some during the weekend. Well educated people, very understanding and they are in for it! They do not care how long it will take, what they care is to achieve their goals.

    October 18, 2011 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  2. Virginia Beach

    Great Job!

    October 18, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. 100% ETH

    Who is behind all this?
    Do all protesters know the secret that pushed them to do this? Or are they just following others?
    What is the deal to get over from this mess?

    Is it a systematical old TRICK to Brainwashed the World through the Media, to show our pains after the American attack against alqaeda in Iraq and Taliban in Afghanistan?

    October 18, 2011 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  4. ricky vee

    Yeah and what goals would those be? capitalism is what made this nation great. socialism has failed for decades. Just look at Europe.

    These " protesters ' arent even educated enought o know what they are even protesting. its funny to watch. At least the Tea Party wad a message, agree with it or not.

    October 18, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  5. SecedingfromTexas

    So, Eric Cantor is "walking back" his statement that the Occupy Wall Street people are "mobs". In fact, it was
    announced that he will give a speech on the "income gap" Friday in Philadelphia. He won't say anything
    worthwhile, but he is running scared. Are the Koch brothers finally getting it? Nah, but it is interesting.

    October 18, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Bank of America net profit $6,2 Billions plus 30,000 layoffs China’s GDP 9.1% USA 1.3 USA (CNN money)
    Unemployment rate 9.1%

    so all these indicate that Wall Street occupy will grow

    October 18, 2011 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. Steve, New York City

    I am not sure what might be the end-game of these protests.

    However, I hope that government (esp congress) can tear themselves away (for just a few minutes), from big oil, the NRA the AIPAC, and others, and pay attention to rank and file citizens for a change.

    They should ask our leaders WHY college tuition costs continue to rise at a totally insane pace? What useless, jargon-laced drivel will we hear from the top universities, as to why constant, sharp increases in tuition costs are even remotely acceptable? Should we keep going at this pace, only the top 1% will actually be able to afford sending their kids to college!

    October 18, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    The needs of the many, outweight he needs of the few, or the 1%.

    October 18, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  9. Tired of the nonsense

    The American people bailed them out.
    It's time for the corporations to bite the bullet and bail out America.

    Hire people, no matter what the job!
    Pay them out of the CEOs and Boards' payroll, bonuses or expense accounts.
    Corporations should be putting people to work doing something even if the job isn't there.
    Even if it's temporary, it'd get money back into the economy and unfreeze it.

    It's time to get the economy moving so real jobs could be created.

    October 18, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Finally, a movement against big business and their ability to buy votes from politicians. Big businesses ability to fund elections and buy votes is incredibly powerful. The Wall Street movement will need to get much broader to counter the powers currently in place.

    October 18, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  11. Ed 1

    ST what are their goals do they want socialism kind of stupid to me but I worked for a living and earned every cent I made and didn't complain that someone made more than I did it just made me work harder.

    October 18, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |