Post 859 US Airline Pilots Join “Occupy Wall Street” Protest

2011 Sept 28 Wall Street saw yet another surge in protesters today – as hundreds of Continental and United Airlines pilots demonstrated in New York City's financial district.

Over 700 hundred activists, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) carriers, took their grievances to the streets as they protested for wages and benefits in light of a stalled merger between the airlines.

The demonstration coincided with the 11th straight day the Occupy Wall Street encampment, which has seen thousands of demonstrators descend onto downtown Manhattan – and hundreds arrested.

Update 2011 Oct 02 700 arrested after swarming Brooklyn Bridge, shutting down traffic NEW YORK, N.Y. – Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances were maintaining a presence in Manhattan's Financial District on Sunday even after more than 700 of them were arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police.

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