Occupy Wall Street protesters get notable support
The protesters at Occupy Wall Street got some love Monday from the highest corridors of finance, even as hundreds found out Monday they remain in legal hot water. Here are the latest developments:
* The Manhattan district attorney's office said it would not drop the charges of disorderly conduct against the some 300 protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge and at Union Square at the beginning of the month, according to The New York Times.
* The New York Federal Reserve Chief William Dudley expressed sympathy for the roots of the protests, saying: "There is a fundamental unfairness about what happened: the banks were rescued, yet the economy suffers with a very, very high unemployment rate," WNYC reported.
* Gov. Andrew Cuomo went on former Gov. David Paterson's WOR/710 AM radio show Monday, where he saidhe has "total respect for the right of the demonstrators," and that he believes "in the rule of law and we enforce the law and that’s how the state handles it."
* On Sunday night, Rufus Wainwright, Sean Lennon and Lennon's girlfriend Charlotte Kemp-Muhl dropped by Zuccotti to perform a cover of Madonna's "Material Girl" for the protesters.
* MTV's planned reality show based on the protesters, "True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street," will premiere Nov. 5, the Times reported.