But, in the end, Occupy Wall Street’s Day of Action turned out to be all talk.
The rhetoric was rabid, sure.
But there were nowhere near the “tens of thousands” of demonstrators who were supposed to fan out across the five boroughs and convulse New York.
“Some of the demonstrators deliberately pursued violence,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “That’s behavior that has nothing to do with the First Amendment.”
Thus there were arrests — 177 by sunset, including five for assault.
But the “real story,” Bloomberg asserted, “is that not that many people are here.”