This is just the beginning. But rest assured, the Police State is ready. For years now, a force has been growing in anticipation of these very protests to control an increasingly disenfranchised population that will inevitably become more and more dissatisfied with the growing disparity of income and the elimination of social protections in exchange for Wall Street profits. FEMA camps have been built, Police forces across the nation have invested in heavy armored vehicles, stronger tasers and new Laws have been passed to charge protesters with Civil Disobedience among other fabricated crimes.
Thomas Jefferson once said that the Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants. Hopefully it won't come to that but given the reaction from the New York police state and corporate media (or lack there of), the chances of a peaceful, blood free reconstruction is highly unlikely. For now, we can only hope that Washington will get the message before it comes to that.