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Occupy Wall St. Plans To Shut Down Stock Exchange On Thursday, Nov. 17

Dan Gainor
By Dan Gainor | November 15, 2011 | 11:10 AM EST

Occupy Wall Street has targeted opposition events, interrupted a presidential candidate and shut down a major port. Now they want to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17 to mark the two-month anniversary of their protest. Protesters vow “a block party the 1% will never forget.”

According to a post on Facebook, “On the morning of November 17, we will shut down Wall Street. We will ring the People’s Bell, and initiate a street carnival in which we rebuild and celebrate the neighborhoods that the Wall Street economy has destroyed.”

This comes on the heels over several aggressive actions by the socialist/communist/anarchist movement. Occupy Oakland protests turned to riots with vandalism, burnings, attacks on police and the shutdown of the port of Oakland. In Washington, Occupy DC surrounded Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the Dream Summit, blocked exits, even using young children to do so.

GOP Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachman was shouted down at one event, as were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker andHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Over the weekend, protesters also invaded a meeting of conservative bloggers in Denver, trying to interrupt BlocCon 11.

On Nov. 14, just three days before the planned shutdown of the stock exchange, Occupy Wall Street went after a major Chamber of Commerce event. “Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring the President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield,” reported liberal Politico.

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