class-warfare5[“The protestors are a part of an organization called the Hedge Clippers, which seeks to raise awareness of the influence hedge funds and billionaires have in politics through their financial contributions. According to the organization, Jones has donated more than $1 million to conservative issues over the past dozen years, a move they called “hypocritical” to the mission of his Robin Hood Foundation, which exists to end poverty in New York City.”] 

Three buses full of protesters arrived around 1:00pm at the Belle Haven gatehouse on Saturday. After gathering at Greenwich Library and walking down Greenwich Avenue in the pouring rain, the buses brought the group to the entrance of the private waterfront community.

While small rivers of rainwater gathered momentum along the curbs, engulfing sneakered feet, the enthusiasm of the protesters was not dampened. The bus loads of protesters traveled from New York City to voice anger over what they say is a rigged tax structure that has exacerbated income inequality and altered the political landscape in New York.

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Greenwich Time
March 14, 2015 8:08 PM
 

Protestors hold rally against hedge fund manager [SLIDESHOW]

 
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News 12 Connecticut

March 14, 2015 5:51 PM

 

Protesters rally in Greenwich for taxes on wealthy

 

The “Hedge Clippers” say they’re angry that billionaires in Greenwich aren’t paying what they believe to be a fair share of taxes. (March 14, 2015 5:42 PM)

 

Protesters marched through Greenwich Saturday afternoon to demand fairness for the poor.

 

The marchers, who named themselves “Hedge Clippers,” say they’re angry that billionaires in Greenwich aren’t paying what they believe to be a fair share of taxes. The political influence of the billionaires has hurt schools and the poor, and destroyed jobs, according the group.

 
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Institutional Investor via Twitter
 

Read more about why protestors are marching to the home of Paul Tudor Jones [PHOTOS]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576784043292905472
 

Protestors have made it to the home of Paul Tudor Jones in #Greenwich#CT [VIDEO]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576791986998550530
 

Protestors are coming together in#Greenwich #CT and will be marching to the home of Paul Tudor Jones [PHOTOS]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576765117959938048
 

LIVE: 100’s of protestors in#Greenwich #CT marching to the home of Paul Tudor Jones [VIDEO]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576770605829214208
 

.@jdelaney_NYC covers protests in #Greenwich CT outside home of Paul Tudor Jones [PHOTOS]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576796372390813696
 

“Hey you billionaires, pay your fair share” – Protestors marching to the home of Paul Tudor Jones #CT [PHOTOS]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576781442132373504
 

Hundreds are on the March in #Greenwich CT marching to home of Paul Tudor Jones [VIDEO]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576778185477603329
 

Protesters to Picket Paul Tudor Jones’ Home Over Income Inequality [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/iimag/status/576767610265681921
 
Jess Delaney, Institutional Investor via Twitter
 

On a rainy Saturday in Greenwich, CT a crowd of protesters form outside the library. [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576766293262626816
 

3 tour buses pulled up and the chanting begins [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576770219970007040
 

The march begins. Out come the #HedgeClippers [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576773935209021440

 

Protesters calling for higher minimum wage, better public school funding and higher taxes for the rich.

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576776808449851392

 

They chant “pay your taxes” as they march to the house of Paul Tudor Jones. [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576777834993205248

 

Passed Bank of America [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576780923175333888

 

The march on Paul Tudor Jones house begins. [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576792774651043842

 

The protesters have arrived outside Paul Tudor Jones house. [PHOTO]

https://twitter.com/jdelaney_NYC/status/576795482934145024

 

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Leslie Yager via YouTube
March 14, 2015
 
Protesters at Belle Haven chanting “Pay Your Taxes, Wall Street.” [VIDEO]
Several buses delivered protesters to Belle Haven in Greenwich on Saturday. Protesters marched from the gate house to the home of Paul Tudor Jones, chanting, “Pay Your Taxes.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9-TOMgP_bo
 
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Crain’s New York Business
MARCH 11, 2015 1:06 PM
 

Left-wing protesters target hedge funds

 

ANDREW J. HAWKINS

 

On Saturday, a cadre of liberal activists from New York City will travel to Greenwich, Conn., to protest outside the home of billionaire hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. It is the first time since the bailouts following the economic crisis of 2008 that city activists have traveled to Connecticut’s hedge-fund havens to demonstrate at the homes of the financial elite.

 

The protesters plan to wield signs and chant slogans that are aggressive, bordering on violent. One image features a photo of Mr. Jones with his head between a set of pruning shears, including the message, “Time to clip some hedges.”

 

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Greenwich Daily Voice

March 14, 2015

 

Protesters Plan To Picket Greenwich Home Of Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

 

GREENWICH, Conn. — A group of liberal activists will head to Greenwich on Saturday to stage a protest at the coastal mansion of billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II, according to Crain’s New York Business.

 

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Institutional Investor
March 14, 2015
 
Protesters to Picket Paul Tudor Jones’ Home Over Income Inequality
 
By Imogen Rose-Smith
 
Union and community protesters are marching today on the home of Paul Tudor Jones, the founder and head of the Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corporation with the hopes of calling attention to the financial influence of billionaires in the political process. “Hedge Clippers,” a campaign organized by Strong Economy for All Coalition, a New York-area labor and community action group, aims to, according to its press release, “expose the mechanisms hedge funds and billionaires use to influence government and politicians in order to expand their wealth, influence and power.  At first blush, however, is not the most obvious target for the protesters’ ire.
 
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Greenwich Time
March 12, 2015 8:15 PM
 
http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/Protestors-to-picket-Paul-Tudor-Jones-near-Belle-6131207.php
 

Protestors to picket Paul Tudor Jones near Belle Haven Saturday

 
Staff Reports
 

Protestors are planning to gather in Greenwich on Saturday afternoon to rally against hedge fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones, who lives in Belle Haven.

 

The protestors are a part of an organization called the Hedge Clippers, which seeks to raise awareness of the influence hedge funds and billionaires have in politics through their financial contributions. According to the organization, Jones has donated more than $1 million to conservative issues over the past dozen years, a move they called “hypocritical” to the mission of his Robin Hood Foundation, which exists to end poverty in New York City.

 

Earlier this week, the Hedge Clippers released a report outlining Jones’ political contributions, which they claim “empowered a Republican Senate Majority in New York that fights increases in the minimum wage, affordable housing and criminal justice reforms that would protect many vulnerable New Yorkers.”

 

The group rallied in Manhattan on Thursday, protesting outside the Robin Hood Foundation’s headquarters at 826 Broadway at noon. At that time, protestors included parents, advocates from the Alliance for Quality Education New York, Strong Economy for All, New York Communities for Change, VOCAL-NY and Citizen Action New York.

 

Jones, who Forbes recently ranked as the No. 352 richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4.6 billion, lives in a waterfront mansion in the private Belle Haven Association in Greenwich. And while a spokesperson said the protestors plan to gather outside Jones’ home on Saturday, it is more likely they will congregate outside the confines of the gated community, on public land.

 

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City Limits

March 13, 2015

 

http://citylimits.org/2015/03/13/urbanerd-where-have-you-gone-robin-hood/

Where Have You Gone, Robin Hood?

By Jasmine Pierce

 

Robin Hood? More like Hood Robbin’ … or something
We thought we knew Paul Tudor Jones, multi-billionaire and philanthropist who founded The Robin Hood Foundation to help fight poverty. But a new report alleges that our storybook hero actually takes from the rich (just a little, from himself), gives to the poor, then gives even more to the rich, and kicks the poor while they’re not looking. On Saturday, Tudor Jones (whom I thank wholeheartedly for naming his foundation Robin Hood and allowing for so many punny jokes) will find community activists at his doorstep wondering how can, on the one hand, fund such a wonderful foundation, while on the other hand support via political donations Republicans whose policies often speak directly against support of the poor. (He’s also backed Gov. Cuomo and charter schools, two things the groups protesting Jones also dislike.) So far, Jones has not commented on the report, which acknowledges that, “There’s no doubt the [Robin Hood] Foundation has noble intentions and has had some successes in its mission to fight poverty.” But if this is what they’ve got on Robin Hood, what are we going to learn when the reports about Little John, Will Scarlett and Alan A’Dale come out?

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