Bloomberg reports that Occupy Wall Street, the global movement against inequality that ignited in Manhattan last year, will mark its first anniversary by trying to block traffic in the financial district and encircle the New York Stock Exchange.
Planning for the Sept. 17 protest, dubbed S17, follows months of internal debate and flagging interest, according to interviews with organizers. The morning action may include attempts to make citizens’ arrests of bankers, and some activists intend to bring handcuffs, they said.
S17 organizers said at meetings in New York this month that they’re planning for teams of protesters to avoid police on September 17th by circulating around intersections, holding spaces long enough to give out food or offer free medical care.
'We are just going to cause chaos, period', said Drew Hornbein, 25, who helped develop the website for Occupy’s New York General Assembly. 'Have you ever been in poverty in this country ? Talk about inconvenience. I don’t have any sympathy for anyone who has any semblance of middle-class life in this country - no sympathy'.
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