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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Vs Tea Party Protests: Biggest Difference, Tea Party Protesters Don't Break The Law

By Susan Duclos

[Update 10/17/11] Poll: Despite Occupier Hoopla, Majority Blames Washington, Not Wall Street

[Update 10/16/11] 175 Occupiers arrested in Chicago, 90 in NY and 40 detained in AZ. Tourist tells Occupiers, go get a job! [End Update]

[Update 10/14/11] Denver Cracks Down On Occupiers Like New York Was Too Corrupt To Do [End Update]

[Update 10/14/11] Zuccotti Park Owners Threatened By Elected Officials Into Postponing Cleanup Of Occupied Park [End Update]

[Update 10/13/11] Embedded Notice To NYPD About Cleanup, Occupiers refuse to allow it and refuse to follow the Park rules. [End Update]

There is absolutely nothing wrong with demonstrating or protesting against policies that one disagrees with, but how those protests are conducted show a huge difference between Tea Party protests and the recent Occupy Wall Street protests.

Tea Partiers stay within the law, Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to break it and have resulted in over 700 arrests so far.

The conservative Tea Party movement has been organizing and conducting protests since 2009 and their message, in and of itself, getting across to the public, is enough for them.

Tea Party protest 2009

The liberal Occupy Wall Street protesters seem to think they must break the law in order to get media attention, get arrested, then claim it is some one else's fault or that they are being "set up."

Occupy Wall Street-700 arrested for closing down Brooklyn Bridge

Comparing the actions of the two very different groups is like watching adults disagreeing and making their points compared to children, holding their breath, kicking their feet and throwing temper tantrums.

Occupy Wall Street protesters 2011 after police mace or pepper spray them )

And they wonder why no one other than liberals are taking them seriously.

Could you imagine the type of ranting and raving the media and liberals would be doing if these were Tea Party protesters that were breaking the law and resulted in this many arrests?

[Update 10/11/11] Followup Posts about Occupier News:

Occupy Threat Center Finds Significant Increase In Violent Rhetoric, Boston Cracks Down On Occupiers

Working Families Party Offering Salary To Become Occupier?

Occupier Defecates On Police Car

Pushback Against Occupiers: 'We Are 53% Group

1%'ers to Occupiers: 'I Paid For Everything I Own'

Dems Embrace The Occupiers As They Spiral Out Of Control

TEXT- 'Time To Kill' Email Sent To NY Assembly Members: 'It's time to tax the millionaires!'

Obama's Class Warfare Rhetoric Led To The Death Threats Against The Wealthy?

Occupy Wall Street Vs Tea Party Protests: Biggest Difference, Tea Party Protesters Don't Break The Law


80 Arrested as Financial District Protest Moves North - Sept. 24, 2011

24 Arrested As Protesters Pack Financial District - Sept. 30, 2011

Wall St. protesters shut down Brooklyn Bridge - Oct. 1, 2011

Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge - Oct. 1, 2011

(Changes made to this post to reflect the protesters in the last picture were part of an event which forced police to pull out their mace and/or pepper spray)