Protester’s in New York plan to set up tents on Wall Street today to stand up for what they believe. Over 20,000 people will take part in this demonstration that will be gathering on Wall Street in the area of firms such as NYSE Euronext, Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
According to Adbusters, which is the group that is promoting the demonstration, they would like to get President Barack Obama to establish a commission to end “the influence money has over our representatives in Washington”.
They are standing strong for their cause and say that they plan to “occupy” the area for “a few months”. These statements all according to their website. The event’s official site will stream live shots of the events.
“People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we’ll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sept. 15 at a press conference. “As long as they do it where other people’s rights are respected, this is the place where people can speak their minds, and that’s what makes New York New York.”
“The NYPD is aware of various protests and we have planned accordingly,” Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told CNN.
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