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Protest Tracker: Occupation Protests Spread Across America

Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 3:47 PM ET
Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 in New York City.
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Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 in New York City.

Protests spread to more than a dozen cities (Reuters) It’s not just #OccupyWallStreet anymore. We’ve got Occupy LA, Occupy Portland, Occupy Nashville and even Occupy Trenton.

Cantor says he's concerned by 'mobs' at 'Occupy Wall Street' (MSNBC) It looks like Republican politicians, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are lining up against the protests.

Buddy Roemer: Occupy Wall Streeters = Good Americans (American Conservative) But Republican president hopeful and former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer—as well as a number of conservatives—are siding with Occupy Wall Street.

You can get a free shaves and haircut at Occupy Wall Street (Twicpic via @Krucoff) The place is increasingly becoming a village of free services. Free food, health care, cigarettes, internet and sleeping quarters.

Twitter: ‘We Are Not Blocking Terms Related To #OccupyWallStreet In Any Way, Shape or Form’ (Beta Beat) Earlier today, rumors were flying around that Twitter was keeping Occupy Wall Street-related phrases from becoming trending topics on Twitter. Twitter denies doing any such thing.

Mayor Bloomberg Disses Occupy Wall Street (Village Voice) "Everyone's got a thing they want to protest, some of which is not realistic," New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said. "And if you focus for example on driving the banks out of New York City, you know those are our jobs ... You can't have it both ways: If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people."

Jews for Occupy Wall Street (Daniel Sieradski) A blogger urges Jews to spend their Day of Atonement directly across the street from Occupy Wall Street’s encampment. “Thus, rather than spending the holiday safe and warm in our cozy synagogues thinking abstractly about human suffering, perhaps we should truly afflict ourselves and undertake the fast of Isaiah, by joining the demonstrators in Zuccotti Park, and holding our Yom Kippur services there amongst the oppressed, hungry, poor and naked.”

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