"Occupy Wall Street" Targets Rupert Murdoch, Other Ultra-Rich Guys

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Hundreds of "Occupy Wall Street" protesters ventured uptown on Tuesday to protest at the homes of some of the richest men in New York City.

Bloomberg News reports they targeted the ritzy Upper East Side home of News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch as well as the multi-million dollar residences of Wall Street barons John Paulson, Jamie Dimon and David Koch. 

These particular billionaires were "specifically chosen for their willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%" said the demonstrators. The "99%" refers to the entire theme of the protest -- that 1% of the nation's elite controls 40% of the nation's wealth.

“We’re putting the burden of our economy on the shoulders of senior citizens, veterans and the middle class while CEOs and corporations don’t pay their fair share of taxes,” said union organizer Raimundo Valdes. “We’re here to speak out, and we hope our elected leaders will listen."

They held signs and chanting such things as “Hey you millionaires, pay your fair share" outside of the building which houses Murdoch's $44 million apartment.

None of the targeted businessmen has commented on being personally thrust into the protest.