From what I saw, the cops - who were almost as many number as protesters during the day - were on edge and heavily harmed with billy clubs, guns and pepper spray, which was used to disperse the crowd at night and many people were arrested. Here's some of the pics we took:
I expect that this "Occupy" movement will continue to grow in number and expand into a lot more cities. Until Obama starts to deliver on the promises which got him elected, such as cleaning up DC and Wall Street and dismantling the totalitarian legislation implemented by the Bush neo-con Government, I expect that this movement will become restless and violent.
I had to laugh because Ann Coulter was on Fox News telling the viewers that Bush allowed Lehman to fail and that Obama was responsible for bailing out Goldman and AIG. I would like to correct that statement on behalf of the mildly retarded Coulter, because it was actually Henry Paulson, former Goldman CEO, who planned out - in conjunction with Tim Geithner - who was head of the NY Fed at the time - the game plan to let Lehman collapse and then devised the plan to bailout Goldman Sach and the other big banks who were catastrophically exposed to AIG - along with the scheme to have the Government takeover AIG. All this was set-up before Obama took office, although recall that Obama and McCain suspended their campaigns to help devise this plan. Geithner - despite being a confirmed tax cheater/dodger - was inserted into the Treasury Secretary position in order to oversee the implementation of the plan devised under Bush.
Obama - in a gesture of complete hypocrisy - claims to embrace the Occupy Wall Street agenda. If that were even remotely true, Obama would immediately stop taking campaign money from Wall Street firms - which are Obama's largest contributors - and give back any money not spent that has already been accepted.
Unfortunately, as I explained to my companion, we will not see any change until the majority of the citizens of this country engage in some kind of revolt/revolution, as this has been what it has taken all throughout history to effect the kind of change that is now required to change our system.