Fueled by their recent eviction from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to shut down the New York Stock Exchange and the surrounding subways on Thursday.
November 17th marks the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started as a small group of protesters sleeping in a park, but has now grown into an international phenomenon.
To commemorate this anniversary, Occupiers around the world will take to the streets in celebration and in solidarity with people around the world participating in a massive global day of action in hundreds of cities. City officials said they are prepping for “tens of thousands” of protesters in what would they believe could be the largest showing of public disobedience in recent memory.
From the Official Occupy Wall Street website:
In the wake of Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region will join together to take nonviolent action tomorrow. We will gather to resist austerity, rebuild the economy, and reclaim our democracy. We will no longer tolerate a system that only serves the very rich and powerful. Right now Wall Street owns Washington. We are the 99% and we are here to reclaim our democracy.
Already, hundreds of actions have sprung up around the country to show solidarity with the protesters in New York City. If you want to show your support for this people’s revolution, it’s imperative that you make time to participate in a local OWS event tomorrow…even if it’s just for 30 minutes, your presence will speak volumes.