The anti-Wall Street protest in New York has now produced copycat movements across the US.
In Los Angeles along with other cities such as Chicago and San Francisco smaller scale protests have been staged all pointing a finger of blame for the recession on capitalist greed.
Activists have even set up their own website called “occupytogether.org”.“We’re really sick and tired of the fact that the banks and the corporations are really stealing from all of us,” said one protester. “We are losing our homes, we are losing our jobs, our benefits are being cut. We are really all in this together.”
In New York, where the demonstrations started, protesters have set up a makeshift camp in Zuccotti Park which is private land open to the public near the former World Trade Center.
And police have released a video of the unrest on Saturday when more than 700 people were briefly detained for blocking traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge.