After holding a mock trial for Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, 300 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to the prestigious firm’s headquarters yesterday afternoon. With four drummers leading the way, the crowd chanted “Goldman Sucks!” as they journeyed to deliver their verdict at Blankfield’s door. He was found guilty, in case you were wondering.
After refusing to vacate the area, more than a dozen protesters were arrested, including performance artist and activist Reverend Billy and writer Chris Hedges. Protesters were aware that their actions would get them locked up, as Reverend Billy tweeted that he’d most likely spend the afternoon chillin’ with Hedges in custody, and both can be seen getting arrested in the Associated Press video below. This has nothing on the madness that went on in Oakland, but it’s no less significant.