Working today? Got a class to go to and can’t make it down to Wall Street? Well, a live stream of Wednesday’s Occupy Wall Street protest has hit the web for the entire world to see.
At 3 p.m. OWS protesters, union workers, and whoever else wanted to join in, gathered for a march from Foley Square to the Financial District. “Together we will protest this great injustice,” Occupy Wall Street protesters said on its website. “Together we will voice our belief that the American dream will live again, that the American way is to help one another succeed. Our voice, our values, will be heard.”
A list of the all the union groups participating was also released on occupywallst.org.
The movement is now spreading: There have been reports of protests in San Francisco and Boston.
Occupy Wall Street has even garnered the support of celebrities like filmmaker Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon.
Although support from the grassroots movement is steadily growing, there are still people who don’t understand what the big deal is. Those protesting don’t have a leader to rally behind. Instead, they call themselves the “99 percent” as they rage against corporate greed, social injustice, and everything in between.
There has also been accusations of belated and biased coverage being perpetrated by big time news outlets.
Things have also gotten out of control. This past weekend over 700 protesters were arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge, shutting down a lane of traffic.
Now you can see for your own eyes: