The Occupy Wall Street group — which portrays itself as representing 99% of Americans against the 1% who are wealthiest — closed down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours yesterday, stranding 100 cars and leading to the arrest of 700 protesters. Not all of the “99%” feel particularly well represented. The New York Post:
[T]he loud, angry crowd covered the crossing from end to end in an inflamed day of demonstrations against high unemployment, bank bailouts and financial pain for the masses. One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, blasted the pedestrians.
“I work my ass off all day, and these goddamned hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?” he said. “This ain’t right!”