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Current event thirteen 12-12-2011

Current event thirteen 12-12-2011 - Wal-Mart distribution...

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Nayef Jaber Period 5 12-12-2011 I. California, Oregon, Texas, and New York II. Sacramento, Salem, Austin, and Albany III. North America IV. Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, and Connecticut V. Occupy protesters try to stop ports; police make arrests a. Houston police arrested 20 protesters because a large group of protesters blocked an interstate on-ramp b. Protesters wanted to shut down ports to “disrupt the economic machine that benefits the wealthiest individuals and corporations.” c. Protesters in Long Beach caused isolated traffic delays but did not stop port operations, two arrests were made, one for resisting arrest and another for failure to disperse, many traffic citations were giving to pedestrians d. Demonstrators in Salt Lake City and Denver wanted to stop the operations of
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Unformatted text preview: Wal-Mart distribution facilities. 40-50 people protested at the Denver location e. Portland port spokesman Josh Thomas said “Protesters wanted to send a message to the 1% but they are impacting the 99%” Their blockade of the port resulted in lost shifts, lost wages and delays. VI. This is significant because the Occupy protesters are protesting the rich becoming richer but their protests affect the lively hood of the middle and lower end-classed people. When anyone works there is always a bigger corporation that gain from it just like the employee does. When the protesters go against a big company they are also hurting the smaller people working....
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