In Boston, Protesters Are 'Spoiled Rich Kids'

Most arrested are from the suburbs: Howie Carr
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2011 1:16 PM CDT
Demonstrators with "Occupy Boston" march through Boston Common on Oct. 10.   (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

(Newser) – Safe to say you won't see Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr in the ranks of the Occupy Boston protesters. After studying police reports and Googling addresses, Carr finds that most of those arrested are "spoiled rich kids"—white kids who hail from ritzy Harvard dorms and the comfy suburbs. "Comrades," he chortles to the 99-percenters, "I fear you have been infiltrated by the 1%, the super rich."

"You have to love their signs," adds Carr. "How about 'Corporate Greed is Not My Creed.' No, it doesn’t have to be, if Mumsy and Pater set up a trust fund for you and are willing to pay $50,000-plus a year to send you to Harvard—plus bail money." For a column sympathetic to the movement, click here.

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