The New York Daily News went to press this afternoon publishing with the biggest piece of bullshit propaganda ever, declaring Mayor Bloomberg the victor against the Occupy Wall Street protesters, while ignoring the rampant NYPD brutality and harm caused to the protesters.
“They didn’t occupy Wall Street for long, shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, or win many new fans.And by Thursday night, the thousands of protesters flooding lower Manhattan seemed to have worn out their welcome after tying the Financial District in knots.“Occupy Wall Street had predicted on their website that tens of thousands would be participating in today’s protests, but there have been far fewer – and so far they have caused what can accurately be described as minimal disruptions to our city,” he crowed. Unless you were in the thick of it.“Today they proved that they’re able to piss off the 99% by stopping them from getting home,” said City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens). “In my opinion, this is their last gasp.
“With silly stunts like this, they’ve angered people they’re supposed to represent.”
NYPD cops in riot gear seized control of Zuccotti Park after an officer’s hand was badly gashed by a protester, setting off a ruckus inside the Occupy Wall Street outpost. Rookie cop Matthew Walters, 24, took 20 stitches to his left hand at Bellevue Medical Center after he was slashed with a star-shaped piece of glass taken from a protester’s Captain America costume.The scuffle led to a tense lockdown of the park as cops searched for a suspect in the bloody assault. The fracas came shortly after the demonstrators ended their morning march aimed at cutting off access to Wall Street. The officer was one of seven wounded during the day, said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Scores of cops already at the scene flooded the park after the incident. No one was allowed in or out, and police were seen taking one protester, Brandon Watts, 20 – his face covered in blood – out of Zuccotti after the scary incident.