At least seven people are arrested and thousands of other people attend the “Occupy Wall Street” (a global "Day of Rage") over the weekend to protest against power of financial industry. The “Occupy Wall Street” protest, which was inspired by Tahrir Square and started on last Saturday, aims to gather 20,000 people to set up beds, kitchens and peaceful barricades in order to occupy Wall Street and surrounding areas in Lower Manhattan for a few months. The target is to end corporate greed and the corrupting influence of money from politics. In other words, protesters express their anger over the financial system which they say favors the rich and powerful.
Hundreds of participants in the "Occupy Wall Street" protest demonstrate the Wall Street to disrupt the pedestrian flow and prevent financial workers to get to work on September 19, 2011
Organizers predict that the protest would last for weeks
Protesters carry posters which read “Occupy Wall St” on their way
According to Bloomberg News, at least seven people have been arrested
Policemen have to check the New York Stock Exchange workers' identifications to allow them get to work
People, who protest the economic system, stand on the financial district sidewalk. They aim to turn the area into an “American Tahrir Square”
A participant sleeps in Zuccotti Park – the gathering area of all protesters on September 19, in New York City
Occupywallstreet.org says that the goal of this movement is to “restore democracy in America” against the influence of the ultra-rich. They post, “We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%”
An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested in New York, September 19, 2011.
A police officer covers his ears to block from noise from demonstrators
New York City Protest - Occupy Wall Street