...at least, according to the New York Post:
God created pepper spray to remind overeducated, undermotivated yuppie larvae that when a cop says “move on,” it’s usually best to move on.
About 80 urchins from the ongoing Wall Street whine-in failed to get the message over the weekend, and presently found themselves in custody on disorderly-conduct charges.
Along the way, some protestors were pepper-sprayed. This put The Times, which just hates it when cops do their jobs, into a swivet -- but normal New Yorkers seemed scarcely to notice.
Organizers had promised to bring 20,000 energized anti-capitalists to Lower Manhattan when the protests began at mid-month, but only a couple of hundred showed, and they’ve taken to squatting in a nearby park on Broadway.
The stated intent was to bring an Arab Spring-like moment to Wall Street, but the scene more closely resembles a sleep-over camp for anarchist wannabes -- complete with snacks, pillows and arts and crafts.
It all adds up to not much of anything, except for the pepper-spray moment.
Still, the protests are a drain on the NYPD’s resources, so it’ll be all to the good when the Downtown drifters finally depart.
They can take their pretensions with them.