NEW YORK (MCT) — Occupy Wall Street vowed to mark the two-month anniversary of its protests with a “day of action” Thursday, beginning with a march to the heart of the financial district — the New York Stock Exchange — that drew hundreds of chanting, sign-waving supporters to lower Manhattan.
By 8 a.m., demonstrators had gathered near Zuccotti Park, their former encampment, chanting “All day, all week, Occupy Wall Street!” as they prepared to march the few blocks to the stock exchange.
But scores of police blanketed the area near Zuccotti Park, setting the scene for possible clashes similar to those that have led to hundreds of arrests in past demonstrations.
Tensions were especially high in the wake of Tuesday morning’s surprise police raid of Zuccotti Park.
A judge has ruled that the city had the right to prevent marchers from camping there, forcing protesters to spend their nights elsewhere.
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