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Occupy Wall Street to blockade the New York Stock Exchange

August 31st, 2012 · No Comments

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Occupy Wall Street will mark its first anniversary this September by attempting to blockade the New York Stock Exchange and trying to arrest bankers, organizers said Thursday.

The social protest movement has seen a steep drop in support since its founding a year ago, when hundreds of people camped in Zuccotti Park near Wall Street to protest bank bailouts and what they called the ruling “one percent.”

But activists promise to make a comeback on the September 17 anniversary, about six weeks before Americans decide whether to reelect President Barack Obama or bring in his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The highlight of several days of street action will be a “people’s wall” at the NYSE, Dana Balicki, a spokeswoman for the group, told AFP.

“We want to bring people down to the belly of the beast,” she said. “That will be a pretty substantial act of civil disobedience.”

In addition to staging a sit-in outside the heavily guarded building, there are plans to attempt citizen’s arrests of bankers.

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