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Occupy Protests Grow: 32 Arrested in Iowa; Right-Wing Editor Infiltrates DC Drone Protest

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Uploaded on Oct 10, 2011

www.DemocracyNow.org - Protests inspired by the "Occupy Wall Street" encampment in New York City continued to expand this weekend with protests taking place in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Oakland, among others. Many of the protests have led to arrests. After about 500 protesters gathered during the day in front of the Iowa statehouse in Des Moines, renaming the capital complex "People's Park," police arrested 32 people after they spend the night in the park. Also over the weekend, in Washington, D.C., the National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after security guards used pepper spray to repel more than 100 demonstrators protesting an exhibit on military drones. Afterward, an assistant editor with the conservative publication, The American Spectator, later infiltrating the group and provoking guards to pepper spray the crowds. Back in New York City, thousands of protesters marched from their base in the Financial District — where the "Occupy Wall Street" encampment is entering its fourth week — to Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village. Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek addressed demonstrators Sunday at Zuccotti Park. "They tell you are we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those who think things can go on indefinitely the way they are. We are not dreamers," Žižek says. "We are awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare. We are not destroying anything. We are only witnessing how the system is destroying itself."

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