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NEW YORK. - Dozens of Dominicans who support the Occupy Wall Street movement against the transnational corporations mobilized Monday, partially occupying the Washington bridge at 181st St. and Amsterdam Avenue that the Upper Manhattan, and the link with the Bronx.

Newspaper El Nuevo Diario reports that the protesters, who started at the bridge’s incoming lanes, waved large signs and banners stating they are “indignant” with the United States and world’s economic situation, and were cheered on by hundreds of passers-by and motorists driving through the intersection.

The demonstrators also waving Dominican flags began arriving at the site before 5pm, drawing blasts from car horns in support, and although the organizers didn’t have a permit, the police didn’t intervene.

Among those present were District 10 councilwoman Ydanis Rodriguez, Rosita Romero, of the Dominican Women Development Center, Sussie Lozada of the New York Civic Participation Project, in addition to local political party leaders.

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45 comment(s)
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 11:07 AM
From: United States
beautiful. they have seen what true democracy entails, and are exercising their rights to make their grievances seen , and heard. good for them.
Written by: Juango, 11 Oct 2011 11:08 AM
From: United States, far S. Florida (formerly Santo Domingo)
ICE needs to check their documentation. All illegals should be deported ASAP. As illegals, If they have no job, they are a burden to the welfare system or someone (family/friend). Everyone must carry their own weight in todays world. No more free rides.
Written by: Jeanarenas, 11 Oct 2011 11:36 AM
From: Puerto Rico
Full ID check should be applied to all protesters. In fact, only those that pay taxes should be allowed to protest. The rest of the welfare mentality stricken can go back to their respective countries and protest there. Let's see how the Dominican government would deal with this type of nonsense.

1. All protesters would be rounded up.
2. Those who would put up a fight would feel the caress of rubber bullets in their bodies
3. Those with violent inclinations would be shot on the spot.
Written by: hernandez5482, 11 Oct 2011 11:47 AM
From: United States, Vivir sin Patria, es lo mismo que vivir sin Honor.
Jeanarenas,
you are talking about welfare, 90% of all Puerto Ricans in the states are dependent on it bacuse they are too lazy to work. No wonder you couldn't make it as a nation and had to sell out to the US.
Written by: xwill7, 11 Oct 2011 11:50 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
jeanarensa,
How do you say carro???
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 11:52 AM
From: Dominican Republic
i would think that if you are not a CITIZEN of the us, you should not be doing any protests at all, that includes me with a work visa and any "Resident" as well
Written by: hernandez5482, 11 Oct 2011 11:58 AM
From: United States, Vivir sin Patria, es lo mismo que vivir sin Honor.
I know many Dominicans who are not Citizens, they only have a green card and yet they pay more taxes and contribute more the US economy than the Puerto Ricans. Dominican grocery stores, supermarkets, and a wide range of small businesses own by our people, I think we have even more right than our uncultured cousins to protest.
Written by: Jeanarenas, 11 Oct 2011 12:07 PM
From: Puerto Rico
Here we go again with the personal attacks coming from frustrated ignoramuses like Hernandez5482 and xwill7.
1. The vast majority of Puerto Ricans live off welfare because they can. The have side jobs whose monies they rarely declare to Hacienda or the IRS. It is truly a shame.
2. The same can be said about the majority of Dominicans living in the US. It is the US system that supports this fiasco and one of the reasons for which it is practically bankrupt.
3. Progressivists like Obama and his sequitors live off this political system. Keep them dependent and dumb. (necesity is the mother of invention - take the former out of the equation and you get livestock ready for the slaughterhouse)
4. Those who accept government "help" and use it to rise out of their condition to become responsible citizens are the few and the proud...
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2011 12:18 PM
From: United States
Dready,

How is occupying a bridge and disrupting the lives of the productive democracy?

Last time I heard a democracy is a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.
Written by: xwill7, 11 Oct 2011 12:18 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
jeanareias,
There are very very few that rise out of their condition. Don't worry bro, pop in your reggaeton CD into your 80's Toyota y fuma, fuma y fuma. Eso es lo que le gusta
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 12:19 PM
From: United States
more brilliance from airhead, er, airgordo

Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 11:52 AM
From: Dominican Republic
i would think that if you are not a CITIZEN of the us, you should not be doing any protests at all, that includes me with a work visa and any "Resident" as well

you might not know this, air man, but should there be a reinstitution of the draft, landed immigrants will be eligible to be drafted. yes, guys on legal alien visas. therefore, if you can be called upon to go stop bullets in a jungle somewhere, surely you should have the right to express your grievances peacefully, at home.
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 12:20 PM
From: United States
by the way, airgordo, does your work visa expire after the cane cutting season?
Written by: xwill7, 11 Oct 2011 12:24 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
airgordo,
Residents pay taxes so they do have the right
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 12:25 PM
From: United States
maybe he does not...wink, wink..
Written by: temetito, 11 Oct 2011 12:27 PM
From: Dominican Republic
why puerto ricans keep opening they mouth?... u have no rights, no independence, no self form of sustaining ur self, u just keep waiting for those food stamps so u can exchange it for cash to buy ur perico and palo viejo and I say this because that's I see every single day where I live, so shut ur mouth!!!!!!
Written by: ings0389, 11 Oct 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States
hernandez5282,

Agree with you... PuertoRicans are a bunch of lazy asses talking BS. They didn't make it as a country and never will because all they know how to do is live off of the man... like parasites.
Written by: xwill7, 11 Oct 2011 12:32 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
temetito,
I most would actually use that cash to buy puerco, that would be great. Most are up to no good. But I know a few good ones too
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 12:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 12:19 PM
From: United States
more brilliance from airhead, er, airgordo

you might not know this, air man, but should there be a reinstitution of the draft, landed immigrants will be eligible to be drafted. yes, guys on legal alien visas. therefore, if you can be called upon to go stop bullets in a jungle somewhere, surely you should have the right to express your grievances peacefully, at home.
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you might not know this Rastaboy but a work visa, OR ANY VISA, IS NOT a PERMANENT permit to reside on US, actually not even a Green card is a DEFINITIVE Permit to be on US since you can be DEPORTED, that is WHY i wrote the CITINZENSHIP thing...so in order ti be DRAFTED you have to be a PERMAMENT feature on the USA, no one with a VISA will be so...

I pay MORE taxes to the US than any Citizen, becasue i can not claim anything as i'm not a resident for Tax purposes so i could protest if we use the tax logic BUT the reality is Different



Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 12:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic
If you get arrested on these protests BEING a FOREIGNER and not a US citizen , ICE and USCIS will be having lots of fun with you on the Future should you need something from them, that is the REALITY of this, that will go STRAIGHT to your record.

and Just for the record Rastaboy, I don't Live on the US but i do work on the US and the rest of the western hemisphere, that is why i have a work visa for US jobs, not cutting sugar cane but as high skill engineering professional, if my talent would be to cut suggar cane i would also be proud of it...
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 12:56 PM
From: United States
thanks for your little class on visas, platano. actually, i am a naturalized American citizen, so i think i might know a little more than some guy who has a temporary permit to pick apples. the fact is that neither you, nor i, know the immigration status of the people on the bridge. surely, at least a few of them are landed immigrants. should there be a draft, their asses will be sent a letter to report. that being the case, they should have a right to PEACEFUL protest. nobody is advocating throwing bricks through plate glass windows, even though that might be your understanding of democratic protest. they sure as heck should have the right to assemble peacefully, and speak their piece. one day,if and when you evolve sufficiently to understand how modern society functions, this will become apparent to you.
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 1:01 PM
From: United States
more stupidity from the comado sweeper

If you get arrested on these protests BEING a FOREIGNER and not a US citizen , ICE and USCIS will be having lots of fun with you on the Future should you need something from them, that is the REALITY of this, that will go STRAIGHT to your record.

we are dealing with the USA,airhead, not some third world backwater. the fact that it goes on your record means nothing, if it is not an illegal act. in the USA , there is an occupation know as ¨attorney¨. those are guys who study, and know, the laws. should you experience any recriminations, originating from the fact that you protested LEGALLY, ACLU will have a field day with the authorities..you should learn something about how the USA works before shooting off your trap.
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 1:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Actually i know WAY MORE of american inmigration LAW than you, since i have to be AWARE of anything relating to it ALWAYS, since you swore for another flag other than your original one i can bet you the last time you heard about CBP, USCIS and ICE was a long time a go, WASN"T it?

I wonder how did you pass the USCIS exam, if you ARE NOT a CITIZEN you can not be drafted, Foreginers have to do a VOLUNTARY service, so if the guy is not entitled to RECEIVE benefits from the goverment is NOT entitled to SERVICE the goverment! there are rights and duties that come from BEING A CITIZEN, for once READ before posting!

MY comment rastaboy, was SIMPLE, if you are not a US citizen, DON'T PROTEST...I did not write ANYTHING regarding to the legal status of the people of the bridge...i though everybody could read my english.

Since i read the papers, i know the other day there were 700+ people arrested on the brooklyn Bridge because they were PROTESTING, will you dispute that as well???
Written by: devin11, 11 Oct 2011 1:17 PM
From: United States, The Greatest City
I really don't understand why Dominicans in this forum insist on making the Puerto Ricans love welfare argument so much. Let's forget any personal feelings on the matter and just look at the facts and historical record. The facts are, Dominicans have the highest % of welfare users (means tested programs) of any immigrant group in U.S. history. Dominicans have had that post for almost
TWENTY-TWO continous years, with exception to 1984 when the Russian community had a higher % of welfare users. Those are the facts, here are the sources:
www.cis.org
www.census.gov
www.pewhispanic.org
These are not my facts they are the facts of the funding source as well as the leading
non-partisan immigrant research groups...next time welfare is mentioned, just change the subject, you will appear less uniformed and far less hypocritical.
Written by: the_haitian, 11 Oct 2011 1:18 PM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
@ juango I want to know if you are illegal how the hell you are going to collect welfare if you are illegal you need to stop watching fox tv and read a book to augment your intel. Stop repeating. What fox tells you ok. You are not a parrot hope you are a man
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 1:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic
we are dealing with the USA,airhead, not some third world backwater. the fact that it goes on your record means nothing, if it is not an illegal act. in the USA , there is an occupation know as ¨attorney¨. those are guys who study, and know, the laws. should you experience any recriminations, originating from the fact that you protested LEGALLY, ACLU will have a field day with the authorities..you should learn something about how the USA works before shooting off your trap.
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Yeah sure!! everything looks nice ON THEORY AND PAPER!!, certanly the USCIS and ICE do not check YOUR BACKGROUND when reviewing YOUR VISA, RESIDENCY or CITIZENSHIP applycation!!!! Certanly RULES DID NOT CHANGE after 9/11, i STRONGLY suggest you to try to do ANYTHING on US showing a JAMAICAN passport or ask any of your Jamaican Friends how do they get treated by CBP when getting on the USA, i said JAMAICAN not American...WELCOME to REALITY rastoboy!!!
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 1:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
By the way rastaboy, to get an ATTORNEY to deal with ANYTHING on your record you need to have MONEY!!! so is cheaper if you DON'T HAVE ANYTHING on it that they could use, and that brings me back to MY ORIGINAL POINT, if you are not a US citizen don't PROTEST!, your best place is to be INVISIBLE until Citinzenship.
Written by: telemeco, 11 Oct 2011 3:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Monte Plata
what is the symbolism of flying a Dominican Flag at a rally that is obviously an American issues. if you are a Dominican and care about the situation of the USA and wall street, fly an American flag
Written by: xwill7, 11 Oct 2011 4:19 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Dominicans always pop out with the flag. They have it in their cars, like people can not tell that you are from DR lol
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 8:41 PM
From: United States
airgordo says

Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 1:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
By the way rastaboy, to get an ATTORNEY to deal with ANYTHING on your record you need to have MONEY!!!

well, my little platano, i see that you have not come off the sugar cane plantation long enough to understand some of the realities of American jurisprudence. go google the term PRO BONO. this is a freebie. next time i educate you, the bill will be in the mail.
Written by: MarilynUrraca, 11 Oct 2011 9:00 PM
From: United States
Are this human being expression and thought? For a moment I though a jungle on exploded from some peoples finger!!!! But this comments came straight out some "humans" that came from a non existing living things on this earth. If you hate humans so much why don't you take a comet to the middle of no where?
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 9:37 PM
From: United States
Marilyn, care to say whom you think are the main offenders here?
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 9:37 PM
From: United States
Marilyn, care to say whom you think are the main offenders here?
Written by: eltinaje01, 11 Oct 2011 10:06 PM
From: United States
jeanarenas- do everybody a favor here and just shut the f...up. you are causing anguish for other boricuas like me with your provacitve bullshit & then i have to read the negative comments from others in reaction to you.
Written by: danny00, 12 Oct 2011 11:06 AM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
Newspaper El Nuevo Diario reports that the protesters, who started at the bridge’s incoming lanes, waved large signs and banners stating they are “indignant” with the United States and world’s economic situation, and were cheered on by hundreds of passers-by and motorists driving through the intersection.

The demonstrators also waving Dominican flags began arriving at the site before 5pm, drawing blasts from car horns in support, and although the organizers didn’t have a permit, the police didn’t intervene.

WAVE DOMINICAN FLAG'S? THEY ARE INDIGANT? GO BACK HOME TO SANTO DOMINGO IF YOUR NOT HAPPY GUYS, GET YOUE SELF A ****ING EDUCATION AND THEN YOU WILL ALSO GET A JOB ON WALL STREET.
Written by: danny00, 12 Oct 2011 11:13 AM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
dominican's dont get soical services? really!

thats crap most are on it most cheat the system, give nada back to the the states only take what ever is not nailed down the only good thing they do is get arrested and help keep the gringos working in the jails busy..
the folks from puerto rico went into the dug business in the 60's if not before, then came along the dominicans that do the same .........t as the ricans did before them
both had chances for education but know most want to be mafia guys and girls.. well for sure the ricans used to throw their garbage out their apt. buildings on to the street, not much cleaner now with the dominicans taking over the same places where the ricans once lived.
same old garbage for sure.
Written by: danny00, 12 Oct 2011 11:17 AM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
hey! now cdome u guys dont speak about the stolen cars business? s..... t itss till goes on today in new york.
the biggest business in the dr used to be bringing in stolden cars from the states, then it went to real estate fraud and not the drug business
{but all 3 business still go on as i write this comment}
if not true then tell me what u guys do to make money? u have any inventions?
u find a cure for cancer? u sent a man onto the moon?
crap and more crap from the lowest country in the world? {think u guys beat out africa}
Written by: danny00, 12 Oct 2011 11:20 AM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
and as for your not the ricans that sold out to uncle sam.
sh...t u guys went begging for many years as u do now today.
u took from any fool that gave it to u.
if they did not give, u robbed it from them.
real men u are.
u have nothing to offer the real world and never will. sad case of affairs for u.
Written by: danny00, 12 Oct 2011 11:39 AM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
HYPOCRITICAL? U KNOW WHAT THIS WORD MEANS? INCASE U DONT

hyp·o·crit·i·cal /?h?p?'kr?t?k?l/ Show Spelled[hip-uh-krit-i-kuhl] Show IPA
adjective
1. of the nature of hypocrisy, or pretense of having virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess: The parent who has a “do what I say and not what I do” attitude can appear hypocritical to a child
U CRITIZE OTHERS ARE U FOOLING?
VIRTUES, BELIEFS, PRINCIPLES.
ARE U FOOLING WHEN U DARE CRITIZE ANY OTHER RACE OR CCOUNTRY.
IDIOTS AND FOOLS U ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
NOW I WAIT FOR ONE FOOL TO TELL ME "WELL THEY GIVE US DOMINICANS A PARADE IN NEW YORK EVERY YEAR DONT THEY?
YES BUT THEY GIVE EVERY ONE A F***ING PARADE DONT THEY?
Written by: airgordo, 12 Oct 2011 3:46 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2011 8:41 PM
From: United States
airgordo says
Written by: airgordo, 11 Oct 2011 1:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic
well, my little platano, i see that you have not come off the sugar cane plantation long enough to understand some of the realities of American jurisprudence. go google the term PRO BONO. this is a freebie. next time i educate you, the bill will be in the mail.
-----

Pro Bono...hahahahaha what a F*cking JOKE...yeah right, go Pro Bono on an INMIGRATION LAWYER...by the way, when you go back from the highs that ganja had you when you wrote this "thing" please answer some of the questions posed earlier...
Written by: MarilynUrraca, 12 Oct 2011 6:15 PM
From: United States
People who don't seem to tolerate any human race "dreadlocks", Who also believes that people abuses the government the benefits are there for a reason they just didn't came out of no where o yes? If you have a problem with the system you should not pointing out the anyone but the system. And for those "Human race haters I' recommend you this to link to this page http://www.aclu.org/immigrants-rights/immigration-myths-and-facts! Have a good appetite!
Written by: KolyaKenyada, 12 Oct 2011 6:40 PM
From: Canada
I think you people are loaded with hate and bitterness to the point you forgot what the issue was. 15 of Oct. is
Written by: KolyaKenyada, 12 Oct 2011 6:44 PM
From: Canada
OK, I lost it. It is WORLD REVOLUTION DAY!
So, EVERY flag is a good flag.
it only represents that we are all in the same "S-t".
Spiting on your brothers will not help you.
Written by: dreadlocks, 12 Oct 2011 7:41 PM
From: United States
Airgordo states


Pro Bono...hahahahaha what a F*cking JOKE...yeah right, go Pro Bono on an INMIGRATION LAWYER...by the way, when you go back from the highs that ganja had you when you wrote this "thing" please answer some of the questions posed earlier...

you really have no idea how things work in America. this is not some village outside of San Jose de Ocoa. this is the USA we are talking about. ACLU attorneys love these cases. it helps buildup their curriculum vitae. you need more time in the USA. your clothes from the yola ride are probably still hanging on the front window of the shelter in which you live. as to the ganja ghetto, beautiful jamaica. well , at least the government there spends upwards 5% of GDP on education. your guys spend 1.8%. it is part of a sinister plot to keep the populace uneducated, and uninformed. judging by you, the scheme is working like a charm.
Written by: MarilynUrraca, 12 Oct 2011 7:53 PM
From: United States
http://youtu.be/DkFJE8ZdeG8
Written by: hellborn25, 12 Oct 2011 8:51 PM
From: United States, New Jersey Home of the brave.
I believe all citizens should be out there protesting and letting the world know , enough is enough , its time to lock up this wall street spineless ra t criminals , I dont even mind having tempotary residents out there too. I wish they could of protest the port authority , when they raise the tolls to cross to new jersey , they could of really raise hell.
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