Jonathan Berr, Daily Finance, April 3, 2009
Welcome to 1968.
That's the feeling that I got listening to a representative of the organizers of today's protest on Wall Street. Capitalism has not been so unpopular since the 1960s, or maybe the 1930s or maybe even the early 20th century, when terrorists stalked Wall Street.
Four marchers were arrested at the protest. I suppose the fact that people who think Wall Street bankers are greedy bastards in suits were taken into custody is not a surprise. However unpopular bankers may be right now, the police still work for the powers that be.
Today's gathering was called "The March on Wall Street: Bail Out The People Not The Banks." Organizers ambled through the narrow streets of New York's financial district, past the offices of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), American Express (AXP) , the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve. Their noise could be heard in nearby offices.
Bail Out the People Movement