Activists Hold "People's Hearing" of Goldman Sachs, Chris Hedges and 12 Others Reportedly Arrested

Update: The hearing has ended, butaccording to reports on Twitter 13 people were arrested in front of Goldman Sachs headquarters this afternoon. Reportedly, among those arrested were Reverend Billy and Chris Hedges.

Right now, a "People's Hearing" of Goldman Sachs is taking place at Liberty Square Park. According to

The people will bring to justice perhaps the single most egregious perpetrator of economic fraud and corruption in the United States. The Hearing will include testimonials from individuals directly affected by Goldman’s fraudulent manipulation of financial markets, including victims of housing foreclosures, pension losses, public lay-offs and untenable student debt. The proceedings will also include expert analysis from Ralph Nader, Cornel West and Chris Hedges. Following the 99-minute hearing the people will decide on a fair and deliverable verdict via our own process of consensus-based direct democracy – and we intend to deliver it ourselves – to the headquarters of Goldman Sachs at 200 West Street, eight blocks from Liberty Square.

Watch the livestream here (apologies for the quality of the audio -- some speakers are easier to hear than others):

Live streaming by Ustream

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 3, 2011, 4:36am

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