Thursday, October 13, 2011

Violence on Wall Street as protesters clash with police during march on Chase bank - 12th Oct 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement got nasty again today in New York as dramatic photos showed the arrests of protesters angry at America’s richest people not paying their fair share of taxes.

Amazing pictures showed demonstrators being taken down by no-nonsense police officers during a protest near the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase bank in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The protesters were directing their anger and frustration at the state of the U.S. economy to JPMorgan Chase's high-profile chief executive Jamie Dimon.

But unfortunately for the demonstrators, Mr Dimon is reportedly overseas in Asia. Protesters went to his house on Tuesday in Manhattan as they expressed concerns about forthcoming tax changes.

They are demanding that New York state extends a so-called millionaires tax due to expire at the end of the year, saying that more than $400,000 will be back in Mr Dimon's pocket if it is allowed to end. Read More