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Occupy Protests Go Global: 951 Protests Worldwide and Counting

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Although it took American protesters awhile to catch up with protesters in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe this past year, now their own Occupy Wall Street movement has spread like a wave around the globe. Time to reign in the fat cats everywhere in equal measure, be they in New York, London, Frankfurt, Rome, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow or Sydney, to name a few nexus points of Plutocratic feeding troughs. Here are some articles and videos of the Occupy protests going on worldwide:

From AFP via Alternet:

Occupy Wall Street, Other Corporate Greed Protests Spread to 951 Cities Across the World

MADRID -- Activists scuffled with police in London and decried the wealthy in Hong Kong on Saturday as an unprecedented outcry against corporate greed and government cutbacks spread worldwide.

Inspired by America's "Occupy Wall Street" and Spain's "Indignants," people took to the streets in a rolling action targeting 951 cities in 82 countries from Asia to Europe, Africa and the Americas.

It was the biggest show of power yet by a movement born on May 15 when a rally in Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square sparked a protest that spread internationally.

Anger over unemployment and opposition to the financial elite hung over the protests, which coincided with a Paris meeting of G20 financial powers pre-occupied by the eurozone debt crisis.

But the demands and the sense of urgency among the activists varied depending on the city.

Scuffles broke out in London where about 300 people rallied in the financial district by Saint Paul's Cathedral, raising banners saying: "Strike back!"; "No cuts!" and "Goldman Sachs is the work of the devil!".......

.....In Madrid, 100 people in one of a series of five marches set off for an evening rally in the emblematic Cibeles square from where they will proceed to Puerta del Sol for all-night rallies.

"The fight goes on!" they chanted at the start of a six-hour march from the southern suburb of Leganes to the centre of Madrid.

Thousands more marched in Rome where 1,500 police patrolled, famous monuments including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum were closed down and four metro stations were shut. <READ FULL ARTICLE HERE>

From Al Jazeera, Protest in London:



Photo of London protest from Daily Kos blogger Brit:


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From Reuters, Milan via Al Arabiya News:

Wall Street sit-in protest goes global

By Michel Rose
Reuters Milan

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Hordes of police prevented access to most areas ex... by Paul Repstock on Monday, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:11:52 AM
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