Watch video here (CBS/AP) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The father of an American student arrested during protests in Egypt says his 19-year-old son has called home and said he’s being treated well under the circumstances. Derrik Sweeney, of Jefferson City, Mo., was among three American students arrested this week in Cairo. Kevin Sweeney says his son called about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday from the phone of a U.S. Embassy official before additional… Read More
EARLIER TODAY, STUDENTS FROM AT LEAST 100 COLLEGE CAMPUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY WALKED OUT OF CLASS IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT AROUND 5:15p.m, FIVE WESLEYAN STUDENTS WERE ARRESTED ALONG WITH OVER 700 OTHER PROTESTERS while marching across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement. They were illegally blocking off Brooklyn-bound traffic in the roadway .
by Beth Buczynski Inspired by citizen uprisings around the world, thousands of regular Americans recently descended on Wall Street to protest a U.S. economic system that wastes taxpayer money to coddle corporations and stock brokers.