You Can’t Evict an Idea Whose Time Has Come
In a surprise raid early this morning, the New York Police Department forcibly removed the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan.
(For complete coverage, visit ThinkProgress’ special section on the 99 Percent Movement and watch the ThinkProgress twitter feed for live updates.)
But make no mistake, this isn’t the end of the 99 Percent Movement or the fight for an economy that works for everyone.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sums it up pretty well:
But the 99% is undaunted. Occupy Wall Street’s message already has created a new day. This movement has created a seismic shift in our national debate—from austerity and cuts to jobs, inequality and our broken economic system.
None of these facts changed overnight and the 99 Percent Movement will continue to demand an economy that works for everyone:
An international day of action for the 99 Percent is planned for this Thursday, Nov. 17.
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