Here's What Happened Thursday When At Least 15 People Got Arrested Outside Of Goldman


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The Occupy Wall Streeters turned their ire toward the “evil vampire squid” Goldman Sachs today.The Occupy Wall Streeters, joined by Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West and columnist Chris Hedges, convened at their Zuccotti Park headquarters for a 99-minute hearing against the investment bank.  

After the hearing concluded, the group issued a “guilty verdict” against Goldman for fraud among other things and proceeded to march to the 200 West Street offices. 

At least 15 people were arrested outside of the Goldman Sachs building during the demonstration.

First Dr. Cornel West and columnist Chris Hedges joined the protesters in their Zuccotti Park headquarters.

Reverend Billy Talen from the Church of Stop Shopping announced the start of the march to Goldman.

That's when the protesters started beating their drums and chanting.

Some demonstrators concealed their identity with masks.

Others wore their anti-Goldman attire.

The Occupy Wall Streeters circled Zuccotti Park to rally other protesters throughout the encampment.

The march proceeded to Goldman Sachs.

The demonstration wasn't as large as previous marches. There were just a few hundred.

The bank clearly knew about the impending march and took security precautions.

Last night a group of protesters were banging on the glass windows so the bank set up a barrier.

The hundreds of protesters crossed the highway to their destination but...

They completely missed the front entrance of Goldman Sachs. This caused the bank's security to laugh.

Goldmanites gawked at the protesters from inside the lobby of 200 West.

The demonstrators then read their letter to the bank and its CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

After they finished reading they were asked to clear the way or face being arrested. Some stayed.

Some accepted the arrest willingly.

Others not so much.

Goldman employees looked down from the skyscraper and watched the protesters being arrested below.

Columnist Chris Hedges was escorted away from Goldman by police. He was not hand-cuffed though.

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