Anti-Corporate Protesters Demonstrate on Wall Street
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
Hundreds of people remained gathered in New York’s financial district Sunday as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration called for by Adbusters, Anonymous and other anti-corporate groups. Wall Street itself was cordoned off and police blocked the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange.
The demonstrators aim to call attention to the “economic occupation” of moneyed interests and big banks. Those who showed up Sunday were far fewer than the crowd of 20,000 the organizers hope to see camped out in lower Manhattan over the coming months.
Read the organizers’ call to action here. —ARK
About 300 to 400 people remained near Chase Manhattan Plaza today, down from 1,000 yesterday, for a protest dubbed “#OccupyWallStreet.” A smaller group, followed by a column of police motorcycles, marched uptown on Broadway as people beat drums, strummed guitars and held up signs reading “end corporate welfare” and “we are too big to fail.”