FAIL. Far Left Calls For 20,000 to Protest Against Capitalism on Wall Street… Only 300 Show Up

It was supposed to be their Day of Rage… It ended up being their day of whining.
The far left wanted to create a tent city on Wall Street…
Instead they got this- wasted hippies on the sidewalk.

A protester sleeps in a park near Wall Street against banks and corporations in New York September 17, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)

Despite the attention and support from leftist organizations and media outlets, the Day of Rage was a complete failure. The organizers called for 20,000 but only 300 showed up.
The New York Post reported:

Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally — far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.

Police barricades were put up to protect both the exchange and the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Broadway. The barriers hardly needed.

Police said two members of the anemic crowd — which carried signs declaring “Wall Street is our Street” — were arrested after they tried to enter a Bank of America office at Broadway and Liberty streets wearing masks.

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  • JoeAstroturf

    The 2nd reason was there was a shortage of KY Jelly. It all landed in Pelosi’s district.

  • KornKing

    WooooW man

  • MAJ Mike

    Its not 1971 any more. Is this Obama’s Army?

  • Holy smoke. 300 idiots, converging on one spot. It’s like a black hole of stupidity.

    I’d like to hear even one of those imbeciles articulate, in any sort of intellectual fashion, exactly what they want Wall Street to do, and why.

  • Finncrisp

    Failed policies leads to failed protests. Pushing somethng that isn’t working eventually comes to the disillusion and malaise that is Barry’s world. But the Democrats appear to still be “all in ” with the Marxist Moslem president.

  • illiniguy

    HEADLINE: Day of Rage Becomes Day in Cage!!

  • befuddled

    We should unleash these sublime minds upon the economy. Actually, they have had one in place for awhile in Greece and look at what a daunting task it is to cut the credit cards of that welfare state. And we too have another socialist community re-organizer elected to the presidency and look at the comparable job he is doing.

    “You say you got a real solution
    Well, you know
    We’d all love to see the plan”–Beatles

  • Tick Tock Tick Tock

    I predict they will all be gone by the weeks end, or perhaps sooner if their tents and sleeping bags become infested with beg bugs. Sleeping on the dirty, filthy, dangerous streets of NYC is not something that one would ever want to do voluntarily.

  • Militant Conservative

    Proof again the left is in the minority.

    Americans love capitalism, its in our nature, it is who and what we are.

    This is why Obama is going down in flames come 2012.


    Powder is dry.


    odumbass should have called for a flash mob…then maybe more of his “people” would have showed up

  • avery

    Obama need to step down,he called for other to step down.

  • Wheeze

    Wonder if these people have jobs….

  • DomesticGoddess

    Still, that’s 300 publicly urinating, trash producing, used condom and cig butts leaving slobs to clean up after. They will leave their “mark” in physical ways. UGH

  • Gimme a Break, I’m a Tea Party Hobbit

    It must not be cool to be a filthy, rage-filled hippy any more.

  • Gimme a Break, I’m a Tea Party Hobbit

    Wheeze commented:

    “Wonder if these people have jobs….”

    working for Soros?

  • Jobs are for the rest of us productive fools, so we can support the smelly hippie non-workers while they lie in the streets and protest against productivity. Makes perfect sense, right?

  • SturJen

    There’s more than 300 homeless people in NYC. You mean ACORN didn’t offer them a jug of Wild Turkey and a bus ride to sit down at the Stock Exchange for a photo op?


  • lynched1

    A whole 300?

  • RL

    The little roach MMoore will make a movie out of these heroic 300…

  • scituate_tgr

    But I thought Bloomy said there was going to be riots in the streets…he must have meant “riot” as in a joke.

  • archtop

    “Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally.”

    Yup – there’s something to put on your job resume:

    Job Candidate: Jim Worthless (no current address , but I have an iPhone)

    Career Goals: Aspire to a job at your company with free healthcare, vacations and paid time off, no job responsibilities, and a six figure salary.

    Education: Podunk College (2000 – 2011) – Still have 50 credit hours to finish.

    Activities: September 2011, “Day of Rage on Wall Street” – Learned many job and people skills that I can apply to my job at your company.

  • tennismom

    Odd that SEIU didn’t send in a few busloads of guys in purple shirts. They must be having a tiff with O.

  • Mark1957

    How does sleeping on the sidewalk equal rage? They should have called it ” A day of bums”.

  • Bob Z

    Threaten they with work and they will go back home to mommy and daddy

  • The protest ended because their mommies called and told them dinner was on the table.

  • befuddled

    300?…”This is Sparta”–sponsored by A&F,Starbucks,Columbia Sportswear and New Balance.

  • befuddled

    I bet anything I could make these guys do gladiator fights for me if I offered the winner an iPad.

  • Bunni

    Ha ha, that was funny! They whined for a few hours, then went back home to mommy’s basement, and waited for their dinner!

  • Pennie
  • Greg

    Life can sometimes get boring when you subsist on the government dole. So hey, a protest going on? Count the Odogma dependent sheeple being there. “Thou Shalt Not Covet” is ssssssooooooooo first century.

  • movingoutofca

    Love the post about Acorn not offering them anything…they can’t. They don’t have all the govt money anymore.

    The people are done with the social experiment….we want capitolism!! The only true way to produce!!

    Go home…get you’re ebt card and complain about America!

    I was eating at a Jack in the Box, in CA. A hippy gal came up to me and asked me for money, I said “no, I don’t have any” ( I didn’t I paid with my debit card…I wouldn’t have given it to her anyway)…she replied “F-U”….I said, ” Get a job”…then more prophanity….geesh…

  • RS

    The medical marijuana movement seems to have taken a lot of the energy out of the left.

    Maybe they forgot to come.

  • I’m sure they left enough mess for 20,000 people.

  • Kirby Kral

    Wow. 300 lazy, shiftless bums who show up drunk, get drunk, and probably urinate all over the street going to war with Wall Street and those “evil” banks. Those greedy banks should be so scared! Not. It sure isn’t no Battle of Thermopylae. More like the brain dead Cattle of The Mobs Who Pee!

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  • Lisa

    As this non-taxpaying, hippy-wannabe, moron lays atop of his matching luggage set and Snuggie wearing his bright white New Balance shoes catching up on his nappy nap, his father is likely working right there on Wall Street just so this ungrateful POS can get an education and live a comfortable life.


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