In the last week alone, the Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park have been faced with reports of rape, sexual assault and an alleged NYPD infiltration of drunks and criminals in an effort to create a divide within the protest.
A 26-year-old man named Tonye Iketubosin from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has been charged with sexual assault and allegedly raping a fellow Occupy Wall Street protester and groping another woman in a separate incidents.
After a day of peaceful protest in which over 1,000 Occupy Oakland demonstrators called for a "general strike" to shut down the Port of Oakland, things took a chaotic turn as police and protesters clashed again.
As GlobalGrind reported yesterday, New York Daily News Op-Ed writer Harry Siegel made explosive claims that the NYPD has been encouraging unsavory characters to infiltrate the peaceful Occupy Wall Street demonstrators at Zuccotti Park.
Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY), visited with Occupy Wall Street protesters yesterday afternoon and received a relatively warm welcome, unlike the first time he visited, when he was booed and heckled!