Julianne Pepitone reports for CNN Money:
Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Manhattan's financial district on Saturday in a largely peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to the role powerful financial interests played in wreaking havoc on America's economy.
Modeled on the "Arab Spring" uprisings that swept through Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and other countries this year, Occupy Wall Street is a "leaderless resistance movement" orchestrated through Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools. The Twitter hashtag #OccupyWallStreet lit up Saturday with coordination messages and solidarity tweets.
Activist magazine Adbusters spearheaded the event, putting the call out two months ago for participants in a Sept. 17 demonstration in lower Manhattan. Protestors arranged to meet and discuss their goals at the iconic Wall Street Bull statue at noon, as well as at a "people's assembly" at One Chase Manhattan Plaza at 3 p.m.
"The NYPD is aware of various protests and we have planned accordingly," Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told CNN late Friday.
Early Saturday morning, police barricaded off Wall Street, erecting barriers around the bull statute that protestors had planned to make their rallying point. Protestors instead took to the surrounding streets, blocking traffic. By 2 p.m., nearly two dozen uniformed police officers surrounded the bull, while others worked to disperse the crowd.
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New York City Protest - Occupy Wall Street - Video and Photo
Video and Images from the last 2-3 hours. The crowd seems peaceful, diverse, and informed.
A side note: On September 17, 1787, forty-two of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.
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[CAPITALISM IS OVER] Occupy Wall Street September, 17th [ANONYMOUS]
Occupy Wall Street September 17 2011
CAPITALISM IS OVER! If You Want It
As concerns continue to rise globally for the economy, unemployment, environmental degradation, food shortages, and human rights abuses, the call for "SOLUTIONS" has become the mantra of the masses. While primarily wealthy, privileged pundits and politicians debate this need and how best to address it on cable news, millions have taken to the streets throughout the world to demand action. Until our voices are heard, the call for revolution will grow louder.
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The Misconception: You celebrate diversity and respect others’ points of view.
The Truth: You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others.
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Governmental abuse of power.
Join the Global Revolution
Spread the World Revolution - Global Democracy 15 October
OCTOBER 15th 2011 WILL BE THE BEGINNING!
TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, TAKE PART!
WE ARE THE OUTRAGED, THE ANONYMOUS, THE VOICELESS. WE WERE THERE, SILENT BUT ALERT, WATCHING. NOT GAZING UPWARD AT THE POWERS THAT BE, BUT LOOKING FROM SIDE TO SIDE FOR THE RIGHT TIME TO UNITE WITH EACH OTHER.
NO POLITICAL PARTY, ASSOCIATION OR TRADE UNION REPRESENTS US.
NOR DO WE WANT THEM TO, BECAUSE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US SPEAKS FOR HER OR HIMSELF. TOGETHER, WE WANT TO DESIGN AND CREATE A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE AND NATURE COME FIRST, BEFORE ECONOMIC INTERESTS. WE WANT TO DESIGN AND BUILD THE BEST POSSIBLE WORLD.
TOGETHER WE CAN AND WE WILL. UNAFRAID
Am 15. Oktober werden wir, die BürgerInnen der ganzen Welt, auf die Straße gehen um die Empörtheit über den Verlust unserer Rechte, untergraben von der Allianz zwischen den multinationalen Großkonzernen und der politischen Klasse, zu demonstrieren. Wir von der Democracia Real Ya (Echte Demokratie Jetzt!) laden Euch ein an dieser friedvollen Aktion teilzunehmen, Euch unserem Aufruf anzuschließen oder zu eigenen Aktionen an diesem Tag aufzurufen. Es ist Zeit unsere Stimmen laut werden zu lassen. Unsere Zukunft steht auf dem Spiel und nichts kann die Wucht von Millionen von Menschen aufhalten, wenn sie sich für ein gemeinsames Ziel vereinigen.