Think Progress: Wall Street’s Recession Cost 1.5 Million Times More Than The Cost Of Securing Occupy Protests
-By Zaid Jilani and Brad Johnson
November 23, 2011- Today, the Associated Press (AP) has a story where it estimates the costs of police securing for the various ongoing protest occupations across the country. The AP roughly estimates that these occupations over two months in eighteen major cities cost taxpayers $13 million. Right-wing media outlets are already using this number to claim that the protests are too costly to maintain.