Activists marked the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement on December 17.(Getty Images)
Activists marked the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement on December 17.
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Occupy Protests Cost Cash-Strapped Cities Millions

December 22, 2011  •  From theTrumpet.com
Massive civil unrest can only exacerbate America’s economic decline as cash-strapped cities and ailing businesses struggle against protesters who seem to want them to fail.
 

Over the past three months, the nationwide “Occupy” protests that have sprung up in most major U.S. cities have cost local taxpayers at least $13 million, according to a survey by the Associated Press.

Actually, the total cost of the protests is likely much higher than this figure due to the fact that the AP only surveyed the cost of police overtime and other municipal services in 18 major cities. The survey did not even attempt to tally the cost of lost business revenue or the cost of property damage due to the protests.

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