According to the #OccupyWallStreet Website beginning on Constitution Day September 17th 2011, 20,000 people are requested to set up camp, kitchens, beds, make primitive homage and create peaceful barricades in lower Manhattan for an undetermined amount of time.
The website mentions the Arab Spring – brother and sisters in Spain, Iceland, Greece and Egypt who managed to create a non-violent mass occupation to bring about change in their government. On the website they specifically say “to restore democracy in America”. Hummm I question this quotation because America isn’t a Democracy, we are a Republic. But that aside …
#OccupyWallStreet is a leaderless resistance movement with one thing in common ” We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1% “.
The original promotion to #OccupyWallStreet was by AdBusters in July 2011, since then many of people got together to organize, some of those people include New York City General Assembly and US Day of Rage.
There is another event planned October 2011 in Washington DC @ the Freedom Plaza.
Photo gallery for the #OccupyWallStreet event is here Flickr
For general inquiries you can contact the NYC organizers @ 877-881-3020 or Email #OccupyWallStreet