Anti-Wall Street protests spread
Protests against Wall Street are entering their 18th day on Tuesday as demonstrators across the US show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed.world Updated: Oct 04, 2011 21:28 IST
Protests against Wall Street are entering their 18th day on Tuesday as demonstrators across the US show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed.
They're marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine.
Demonstrations are expected to continue throughout the week as more groups hold organisational meetings and air their concerns on websites and through streaming video.
In Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of protesters dressed as corporate zombies in white face paint lurched past the New York Stock Exchange clutching fistfuls of fake money. In Chicago, demonstrators pounded drums in the city's financial district. Others pitched tents or waved protest signs at passing cars in Boston, St Louis, Kansas City, Missouri, and Los Angeles.
In a radio interview, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the protests should not target Wall Street officials, "who make $40,000 or $50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet. That is the bottom line. Those are the people who work on Wall Street or in the finance sector."
(With PTI & AP inputs)
First Published: Oct 04, 2011 21:27 IST