Thousands came out in defense of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been staging a sit-in at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. The City of New York backed off removing the people occupying the park since Septemmber 17., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
New Yorkers refuse to leave protest site
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:14PM GMT
Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march down Wall Street during a protest in New York, October 14, 2011.
Thousands of the anti-corporatism protesters refuse to vacate their camps in the New York City as protests gain momentum in several cities in the United States.
US authorities say the weeks-long occupation of the Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan by anti-Wall Street protesters must be clear out so that the site can be cleaned up.
However, hundreds of angry protesters have defied orders to vacate the park, saying the cleanup is intended to shut the anti-government protest rallies down.
"We clean up after ourselves. It's not like there's rats and roaches running around the park," Reuters quoted an activist as saying.
Angry protesters have been camped out there for a month in a protest to corporatism, poverty and social inequity in the country. Thousands of New Yorkers have joined the anti-corporatism campaign.
The US is currently grappling with growing protest rallies against corporatism, poverty and social inequity in the country.
The protests which started in Wall Street in New York last month campaign have now spread to major cities in the US including Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Boston, as well as more than 600 communities across the nation.
The protesters have adopted the nickname 'the 99 percent.' They have singled out for criticism specific people, whom are said to have enriched themselves at the expense of others to form the one percent wealthiest Americans.
Meanwhile, Max Keiser, a financial analyst and journalist, told Press TV in a recent interview that Dimon had given “4.6 million dollars to the New York Police Department to beef up police presence on the streets and to crack heads and to violently oppress protesters.”
Also on Tuesday, US police forces arrested scores of anti-Wall Street protesters, including around 200 demonstrators in Boston and 27 activists in Chicago.