Big cheers to those who know that's what it means and takes. And to the messy spread of it to other places, to other "issues" (read: capital, state, and - for old time's sake - church; jail, immigration, unpaid labor, policing, foreclosure, access to medicine) that have nothing to do with "Wall Street greed," as none of this has much to do with that in the first place.
Scorn and loathing to those wee katechons who restrain, who make nice, who tell you to sit down. Whose breath reeks of the word peace as if they've long been drinking from the toilet.
But a brief comment, one that applies not to those who got picked up on that bridge but to a whole lot of what has been said about this?
No one should not let oneself "get" arrested. There is nothing sexy, useful, or sacrificial about doing so. It is a waste of legal fees, time, and zip ties, and it renders protest recognizable in an old-fashioned, familiar, and therefore irrelevant way. (And not "old-fashioned" in the Barcelona 1936 way, for example, which would be quite another story.)
If one thinks that 700 people getting arrested makes a splash, try seeing what happens when 700 people don't get arrested, despite police efforts to the contrary. See what happens when a video is released of forty people un-arresting someone successfully. See how that will change the stakes in the way that a mass arrest never can.
But if you want to get arrested for your cause, you should rob a liquor store and use the cash to buy needed materials for those protesting. That is literally more useful. And hell, you may even get away with it.
Do not sit there and wait for it. Do not listen to others who tell you to do so. If you see someone people to do so, shout that person down.
[Case in point, someone like Naomi Wolf.
Unlike previous protests, there was no large scale police crackdown. The parliament was partially burned during the protests.")
Become enormously, allergically suspicious of the word "peaceful."
And above all, do not sit and watch others get arrested while waiting your turn. Do not let the taking photos (even if they look like they'll be very good) of that act take the place of stopping that arrest, even if it means that the subject of the photo - someone being pinned and hurt by a number of men - will cease to exist. In this case, it is the absence of a picture will be worth a thousand words. For when people speak of "a critique of separation," of the problem of a fundamental divide between seeing and doing, this is the sort of thing they have in mind.
And for once, they're totally right.