'Occupy Wall Street': Thousands March in NYC Financial District, Set Up Protest Encampment

20 Sep 2011

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Demonstrators are marching on Wall Street in a campaign dubbed "Occupy Wall Street," which began on Saturday, 17 September 2011, when thousands gathered in New York City’s Financial District. Inspired by the massive public protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square, hundreds have marched and slept in a park near Wall Street since Saturday.

Ad Busters, a Vancouver-based culture-jamming magazine, put out a call for Saturday’s protest on Wall Street in July. The goals were various, from limiting corporate contributions to political campaigns, to auditing the Federal Reserve, to challenging all of global capitalism.

For more, visit the Occupy Wall Street website.

Editor's Note: You might also be interested in Michael Moore and Roseanne Bar on "Occupy Wall Street." See also "'Days Of Rage' Occupy Wall Street" from The Real News Network.

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