Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Occupy Wall Street" Protesters Occupy Times Square

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters rallied in Times Square yesterday, buoyed by a day of demonstrations in Asia, Canada and Europe in support of their month-long campaign against corporate greed. In the US, protesters fed up with economic inequality took to the streets in Washington, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. In New York, the Occupy Wall Street Movement began when protesters set up camp in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17. Organizers said the protest grew to at least 5,000 people as they marched to Times Square from their makeshift outdoor headquarters. The protesters chanted, "We got sold out, banks got bailed out"; "All day, all week, occupy Wall Street"; "Times Square, our square" and "We are the 99%."  The protesters arrived in Times Square at a time when the area was already crowded with tourists and Broadway theatergoers. Due to street closures, many theatergoers were inconvenienced by the event. Some Broadway celebrities were also spotted in the crowd. The NYPD also occupied the streets in Times Square, and some protesters were arrested for blocking the sidewalk. Although the Occupy Wall Street movement has been gathering steam over the past month, critics have accused the group of not having clear goals.

1 comment:

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh how I wish I were there. Finally people are fed up and doing something. These are wonderful pictures and bring tears to my eyes.