Firefighters douse a building destroyed in the initial rioting in Tottenham,
North London In the wake of Britain's riots, a group of American radicals are
planning a "Day of Rage" targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism.
The upcoming protests, replete with a planned tent city in downtown
Manhattan, is closely tied to the founders of ACORN and leaders of major U.S.
unions, including the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.
There are indications the protesters are training to incite violence, resist
arrest and disrupt the legal system. The protest aims to take root nationwide.
Activists are advertising on social network sites such as Facebook and
Twitter for a "Day of Rage" on Sept. 17 to begin with the "occupation" of Wall
Street and continue with protests across the nation.
Read about the "ballot box stuffers," "urban terrorists," "gangsters" and
others who make up "Obama's favorite community organizing group," in "Subversion
Planners have their own website – USDayofRage.org – which tells protesters to
"bring your own tent."
The website is not specific about the purpose of the "Day of Rage" other than
calling for "integrity" to be "restored to our elections."
The site accuses corporations of using "money to act as the voices of
millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and
demoralized by the farce."
Advertisements claim the protests at Wall Street and nationwide will be
However, the official website provides resources, including videos and
detailed written instructions, for protesters to engage in "civil
The resources provided include instructions on how to resist police arrest
and disrupt court hearings. Similar instructions are provided on the website of an affiliated
organization, which calls itself "Occupy Wall Street" and is also involved in
planning the Sept. 17 protests.