OWS Plans 'Day of Action'

Helen Whalen Cohen
Posted: Nov 16, 2011 9:36 PM

The Occupy Wall Street folks may have been banished from Zucotti Park, but they aren't taking it lying down. Reuters reports that the group is planning a Day of Action tomorrow. First on the itinerary? Shut down the New York Stock Exchange:


Occupy Wall Street plans to shut down the home of the New York Stock Exchange and the heart of American capitalism to kick off a day of protests. But the movement acknowledged tight security was likely to prevent protesters from getting close to the stock exchange.

Another protest spokesman, Mark Bray, said "the idea is to inconvenience Wall Street bankers going to work, not to hurt anyone. We are committed to nonviolent civil disobedience."

Authorities were prepared for a possible influx of tens of thousands of protesters and aimed to balance public safety with their right to free speech and assembly, said Howard Wolfson, a New York deputy mayor.

The demonstrations are supposed to remain peaceful tomorrow morning, and one can only hope, given that one of the protestors was caught on camera speculating about a molotov cocktail outside of Macy's.