Open Thread: Occupy Wall Street Arrest Scam Revealed

It comes as no surprise that Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to be arrested due to their disruptive and violent behavior, but according to a new video released by EAGtv, it seems as though being paid to protest is not the only Occupy Wall Street scam. The video captures protestors pre-arranging who in the crowd is going to be arrested so cameras can catch the most dramatic footage of the scene.

Check out the video after the break, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.


According to Townhall, the video was filmed at a Chicago protest as the Chicago Teachers Union was finalizing plans for who would be arrested. As Kyle Olson explains:

The intent is clear: Overwhelm the system. Occupy the police.Provoke confrontation. Produce beautiful footage for naïve local TV rubes reporters. Clog the courts. Gain sympathy from citizens.

But it’s all just a game. And the media is continuing to fall for the ruse.

As more fringe elements continue to emerge in the #OccupyWallStreet movement (the Nazis and Communists recently declared their support), these types of staged activities will continue. But as their actions continue and there is inaction on the part of President Obama and the Congress, look for things to take a turn for the worse.

What are your thoughts on another Occupy Wall Street scam being uncovered?

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