December 12, 2011
But fear not: the arrested are not the firm’s “god’s work-ing” employees; more of the OWS persuasion. From PressTV: “US police have arrested 17 members of the Occupy movement in New York as the nationwide crackdown on the anti-corporatism protesters continues.” When we get additional confirmation of this arrest from US sources, and not-Iranian media, we will update.
And an update:
Protesters entered the atrium of the World Financial Centre, a little more than a block away from Goldman’s 200 West Street building, and were arrested after police instructed them to leave. A NYPD spokesperson could not confirm the number of arrests yet or the charges, just that arrests have in fact been made. One tweeter for the protesters puts the number at 68, and the person manning the Twitter account for #OccupyWallStNYC has been arrested, along with a livestreamer.
Luckily, since none of the protesters can close a Goldman (which is still a Bank Holding Company) checking account, we are confident the story will end here.