Saturday, protesters took over the Financial District’s most famous street demanding democracy instead of corruption.
“The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens. Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce,” reads the U.S. Day of Rage website.
Surprisingly, there were only around 5,000 protesting Saturday, a number much lower than expected.
According to the New York Post, there were, “Far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted. Police barricades were put up to protect both the exchange and the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Broadway. The barriers hardly needed.”
Today, according to ABC, protesters who vowed to occupy Wall Street are holding their ground and say they have no plans to leave anytime soon and hope by Monday when workers head in to Wall St, more protesters will join. ABC also reported that police say even though demonstrators don’t have a permit to protest, they have no plans to remove them.
The protesters stormed the stock market’s most famous street demanding an end to corruption of the rich.
U.S. Day of Rage website reads, “Bought by hard and soft dollars, disloyal, incompetent, and wasteful special interests have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to liberty and our national security. We have had enough.”
“Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of special interests, patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life.”
And goes on, “Help us reclaim democracy on the US Day of Rage.”
U.S. Days of Rage protests reported are to take place in New York, Portland, Lost Angeles, Austin, Seattle and San Francisco.
Here’s the live stream from LiveStream Global Revolution: