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Occupy Wall Street protests continue

September 20, 2011

It is now day 3 as thousands of people are marching, demonstrating and occupying an area near and around the US financial district known as Wall Street.

Organizers have been saying that they want this occupation to follow what has happened in Egypt, Tunisia, Greece, Spain and the UK, where the populations of those countries have been resisting government repression and global capitalism.

The Occupy Wall Street blog reported:

“Today, we occupied Wall Street from the heart of the Financial District. Starting at 8:00 AM, we began a march through the Wall Street area, rolling through the blocks around the New York Stock Exchange. At 9:30 AM, we rang our own “morning bell” to start a “people’s exchange,” which we brought back to Liberty Plaza. Two more marches occurred during the day around the Wall Street district, each drawing more supporters to us.

Hundreds of us have been occupying One Liberty Plaza, a park in the heart of the Wall Street district, since Saturday afternoon. We have marched on the Financial District, held a candlelight vigil to honor the fallen victims of Wall Street, and filled the plaza with song, dance, and spontaneous acts of liberation.”

The original call for this occupation was published by Adbusters in July; since then, many individuals across the country have stepped up to organize this event, such as the people of the NYC General Assembly and US Day of Rage. There’ll also be similar occupations in the near future such as October2011 in Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.

Here is a segment from Democracy Now that frames the action in the context of what the Obama administration is doing to continually protect Wall Street.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Eastownlewis permalink
    September 25, 2011 1:20 am

    Where is Occupy GR? We were the birthplace for the citizens united case, so we need to show the rest of America that most of us in GR don’t agree that corporations are people.

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