The protestors are said to be a large source of disruption and destruction of property, and violence has erupted at many of the protest sites, particularly in Oakland, Ca. On Nov. 2, several thousand people came together on the Port of Oakland in a five-hour protest in support of OWS. However, the rally did not end as peacefully as it began.
That night, protestors broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set up random bonfires throughout the city. Police arrested dozens, and several injuries occurred.
Multiple conflicts with the police and the government have erupted as a result of OWS. For some of the 99 percent, this is evidence that the movement is doing no good for our country.
Are more evil things rising from a supposedly peaceful protest? Is it truly worth it to continue the movement?
Putting aside personal views, one must admit OWS is making a huge difference. In less than two months, it has reached around the globe, spreading the message of peace and freedom. It is forcing the middle and lower classes to question the intentions of the wealthy. It is forcing the wealthy to show their true colors.
With democracy comes conflict, and with conflict shall come compromise. Kinks in the movement aren't beyond fixing, and law enforcement is capable of resolving violence instead of instigating more.
However, above all, saying the movement should be abolished would, indeed, abolish the basic law on which our country was built. In order to press forward, we as the American people must be open to all opinions and viewpoints, even those we don't agree with. It is, after all, a free country.