Friday, December 9, 2011

These wingtips are made for walking over the 99%

The US Chamber of Commerce held a lavish Christmas party last night, and activists formed a human red carpet for attendees to walk on. Reports ThinkProgress:
The Chamber is the nation’s largest corporate lobby group. As guests entered, protesters shouted, “You walk on our rights, now walk on us!” encouraging attendees to trample on the activists laying underneath the red carpet painted with “99%.” No one did, sadly, at least while ThinkProgress was in attendance. 
Chamber Executive Vice President Bruce Josten stood at the foot of the carpet most of the time, welcoming his frightened, amused, and befuddled guests, easily distinguishable from the activists by their business attire.
The "O" in the giant "Jobs" banner pictured in the video stands for "Overseas."