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The Madeleine Brand Show for October 26, 2011




Members of the Occupy Wall Street community join Teamsters in front of the auction house Sotheby's to protest the lockout of union art handlers in a contract dispute on October 18, 2011, in New York City. The protests, which have no stated demands, have spread to other cities and a number of countries over the last week leading to hundreds of arrests as world leaders and police anticipate their next move.
Members of the Occupy Wall Street community join Teamsters in front of the auction house Sotheby's to protest the lockout of union art handlers in a contract dispute on October 18, 2011, in New York City. The protests, which have no stated demands, have spread to other cities and a number of countries over the last week leading to hundreds of arrests as world leaders and police anticipate their next move.
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