Wall Street Protesters Would Like A Word With Goldman Sachs

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In the 48 days since the airing of grievances against Wall Street began, New York-based protestors have mostly remained in their headquarters at Zuccotti Park (Broadway & Liberty Street), with day trips uptown to visit JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup and John Paulson. The group has plans to migrate west today at noon, when they'll "march on Goldman Sachs" and "ask for something our judicial and legislative systems have so far failed to deliver – the return of billions of taxpayer dollars to the 99 percent and criminal sentences for those Goldman Sachs executives who carried out the fraud." Perhaps not being able to wait another second to see Lloyd et al, however, a few members of the group apparently got a head start last night.

"About 30 protesters were banging on the windows of 200 West just now [circa 9:30PM]. Each time a GS employee left the building some dude would scream, 'CDS! You're going to hell.' The police are keeping the protesters huddled on the southeast side of the building away from car service...this is the first sign I've seen of the protests moving across the West Side Highway...These guys are definitely a bit more hardcore (you'd have to be to navigate this area to get around WTC and move west). I've walked past Zuccotti and those folks are usually relaxed.

The guy screaming about CDS was getting in my face and others', moving very erratically and screaming at everyone. The police kind of shepherded him back into the crowd. He seemed like he wanted to start a fistfight. He was younger, which likely explains the yearning to throwdown."

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