October 16th, 2011
Econintersect: October 15 was Occupy the World day as protestors around the globe took up demonstrations in support of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement that started about one month ago in New York City. Prior to that there have been protests on and off through the summer in Greece and in Spain. In Spain, the protestors have taken the name the “Indignants.”
According to the BBC, thousands protested Saturday in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Athens, Berlin, Rome and London. The Guardian added Frankfurt to the list. And The telegraph mentioned protests in Cologne, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Madrid, Helsinki, Lisbon, Toronto, Manilla and Chile. And, of course, protests continued in the U.S. Follow up:
Follow up:From the Guardian:
Tens of thousands went on the march in New York, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong as organisers aimed to "initiate global change" against capitalism and austerity measures.
There were extraordinary scenes in New York where at least 10,000 protesters took their message from the outpost of Zuccotti Park into the heart of the city, thronging into Times Square.
Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years Saturday, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn.
Here are a collection of videos which focused on Europe, Australia and Asia:
Julian Assange in London:
More from London and Rome:
Reuters video from Germany and elsewhere:
Reuters shows some scenes of violence in Europe: