The Occupy Salt Lake protesters have been protesting for seventeen days straight (Occupy SLC). Although there has not been overwhelming support for the protesters, the Occupy Salt Lake cause has had limited opposition. There was a small conflict between the Occupy Salt Lake protesters that the Salt Lake City police department. The was talk that the city was not going to renew the occupation’s permit to maintain residence in the pioneer park, which would mean that the protesters would have to disband. The protesters have no intent to disband anytime soon and if their permit was not renewed they plan to stay, as an act of civil disobedience. Luckily the permit was renewed. None of the Occupy Salt Lake protesters have been arrested for their choice to protest. However, this cannot be said for protesters around the world.
There have been many violent classes in Greece and in other places throughout the world. One place were there was surprisingly large amount of violence and clashes between police and protesters, is New York. On September 24, there was 80 people arrested in one day. There are many video’s of police brutality and arrest for various reasons. More recently Mayor Bloomberg canceled his plans to have a forced clearing of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. This was due to the fact that when word got out of the polices’ plans, there was actually a surge in the number of protesters. This is admirable especially, because these protesters were specifically staying in the park to get arrested for what they believe in.