Wall Street, the principal artery supplying the US with its lifeblood,was undeniably blocked over the weekend
By Sunday evening, “most across America were still unaware of events in New York City even though it was being (occasionally) streamed LIVE over the Internet for the entire world to see”, says the Muncie Free press.
“At one point in the evening, Zuccotti Park was dubbed Liberty Plaza by the people protesting, ”
Bloomberg reported that numbers were dwindling. The Livestream, however, showed a different scene.
According to a blog at ABC News, “Protesters who vowed to ‘occupy Wall Stree’ are holding their ground in downtown New York, and say they have no plans to leave anytime soon.
“The protest started Saturday with a ‘Day of Rage’ when thousands of people gathered in the Financial District and vowed to stay on Wall Street as long as it takes to make their point that they will “no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”
The Occupy Wall Street protest is disrupting Wall Street for a third consecutive day — this time on a day when the stock market will open.
The Occupy Wall Street protest began over the weekend in New York’s Financial District.
“New York officials are recognizing the protestors’ rights and Mayor Michael Bloomerg said the city is “happy to make sure they have locations to do it,” according to a statement made at a Sept. 15 press conference.,” says the International Business Times“.
“As long as they do it where other people’s rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds, and that’s what makes New York, New York.”
“But on Monday morning, as Wall Street readied for the markets to open, police blockades requiring identification was disrupting the business day by 7 a.m. EDT, and causing anger and frustration among some workers and business owners,” it continues
“At one blockade at Beaver and Broad Street, one delivery man waited outside a blockade with packages of raw hamburger meat and boxes and pastries and vegetables, trying to make a routine restaurant delivery.
“He didn’t have identification, however, and was being forced to wait outside with the products while trying to gain clearance.
“A group of tourists wanted to approach the New York Stock Exchange but they weren’t being allowed past the police-manned blockade at the point.
One vendor who moved his newspaper handout position to Broadway from Wall Street said he hoped (the protest) doesn’t last long’.
“The city established a protest area on Broad Street and Exchange Place, adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange, but the protesters decided not to use it”, says International Business Timea, adding “and over the weekend they staked out other areas, and even walked in a small band on Broadway while some beat drums, some strummed guitars, and others held up signs, including “end corporate welfare.”
Protests are also planned for financial districts in Madrid, Milan, London and Paris, according to Bloomberg news.