Several Occupy Wall Street groups from New York to California are planning to shut down bridges in New York City and California on May 1st to protest wealth and capitalism. CNS News reported that Occupy Oakland plans to shut down transportation from Marin, California to San Francisco.
“If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco,” went the statement on the website Occupythebridge.com.
The New York Occupods have similar plans.
The East Coast response to this shutdown call comes from the website Strikeisaverb.net and claims: “autonomous direct action groups within Occupy Wall Street, as a part of the global mobilizations for general strike and economic non-compliance, will block one or more Manhattan-bound bridge or tunnel to protest the shameful opulence of the 1%.”
The announcement went on to cite how Occupy Wall Street had shut the Brooklyn Bridge and another closure of that bridge, as well as the Holland Tunnel. The release claimed: “But this May 1, we will create the biggest shut down the city of New York has ever seen.” “We are announcing these blockades now as a fair warning to the rest of the working people of New York and New Jersey who are considering joining the strikes and mobilizations of the day: the city will be shut down, so enjoy the day without the 99%!” warned the site. (Read More)
Labor unions, including a few for journalists, are also participating in the effort. (Natch!)
If the Occupods are successful in shutting down transportation, who do they think the people trying to get to work, school and doctors appointments are going to blame? Something tells me they won’t be blaming the 1%.
What a useless bunch of people.