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‘Occupy Chicago’ protest results in 46 arrests on major bridge

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators marched in Chicago on Thursday, blocking traffic on a major downtown bridge to protest cuts to federal programs and a lack of jobs, and police arrested 46 people. Protesters from labor unions and community groups had gathered in a noisy but peaceful…

23 arrested during ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators blocked a downtown Los Angeles street on Thursday, snarling traffic on surrounding freeways before police moved in and arrested 23 people. Protesters first marched through the Los Angeles financial district, chanting “Occupy the Freeways, Occupy the U.S.A.”, and then a small…

Colin Powell: Occupy movement ‘is as American as apple pie’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that he sympathized with the “frustration and angriness” exhibited by “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. “I was born in Harlem to immigrant parents, and my parents always had a job,” Powell told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “And so, people are concerned now that there…

Standoff looms at ‘Occupy Portland’

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators must leave their protest campsites in Portland, Oregon, by early Sunday morning, the city’s mayor said on Thursday, setting the stage for a possible standoff. City officials said they imposed the 12:01 a.m. Sunday deadline for Occupy Portland protesters to leave…

Outraged Brazilians ‘occupy’ downtown Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Around 150 Brazilian activists held signs with angry slogans in downtown Rio de Janeiro in an “Occupy Rio” protest inspired by similar demonstrations in Spain and the United States. “2012 Is the End of the Capitalist World,” read one sign. “Why is the world for everyone,…

‘Dramatic enforcement actions’ coming to Wall Street soon: Geithner

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Friday promised “dramatic enforcement actions” against Wall Street power brokers who helped guide the economy into a slump. In an interview with CNBC’s Steve Liesman on “Squawk Box,” Geithner was asked about the “bit of chaos on Wall Street” (as Liesman characterized the Occupy Wall…

Conservatives smear ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests as anti-Semitic

The Emergency Committee for Israel, a Republican group, has become the latest to claim the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan is anti-Semitic. The group has created a video advertisement that shows anti-Semitic signs at the protests. The video will air in a “substantial” buy in New York and…

E.U. ‘Indignants’ camp out in Brussels park

About 150 anti-capitalist “Indignants” who marched from France, the Netherlands and Spain, defied a ban to set up camp in a Brussels park Saturday to protest EU-ordered austerity measures. The marchers, joined by Belgian protesters, arrived at Elisabeth Park in the rain by late afternoon, and started immediately to pitch…

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