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US anti-greed protesters march on Times Square

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Saturday’s planet-wide anti-greed demonstrations were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. And, nearly a month after first setting up camp in Lower Manhattan, US activists were again making their voices heard.

Organisers said at least 5,000 protesters marched to Times Square, where the mood was largely festive. But around 70 arrests were made during the New York protest, many for blocking the pavement or alleged trespassing at a bank.

Rallies were held in other cities across the United States.

The global day of action has certainly made its mark. The test now is whether the movement can sustain momentum.