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DC Protesters March on Zuccotti Owner for 'Very Long' Occupation...That Lasts 10 Min.

"let them know that we are the 99 percent"

Following the NYPD's sweep through Zuccotti Park early on Tuesday morning, the Washington DC headquarters of Brookfield Properties (the company that owns the park) was targeted by OWS followers.

It all started when a group estimated to number around 300 marched to the White House and "invited" the President to join their movement.

Perhaps they were not aware that the President was halfway around the world in Hawaii, en route to Australia.

AFP reports, however, that the White House was not the final destination of the protesters. The offices of Brookfield Properties were the target of an upset swarm of OWS protesters:

...a third of the marchers (about 100 people) burst into the lobby of a building housing the Washington offices of Brookfield Properties, owners of the Manhattan park where Occupy Wall Street had until Tuesday been centered.

What message did the Occupiers want to send to Brookfield Properties?

According to the AFP story;

"We are here to let them (Brookfield) know that we are the 99 percent and that we are here to occupy for a very long time," shouted the crowd as police and security guards kept to the side.

The threat to "occupy for a very long time" was quickly defined, as just ten minutes after arriving at Brookfield, they "moved on."

The occupation of Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan lasted from September 17th until early in the morning on November 15th - almost two months or about 83,520 minutes. The "Occupation" of Zuccotti's owners headquarters (the lobby of the building) lasted all of 10.

 

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