As New York’s Occupy Wall Street protesters are not facing the immediate prospect of being cleared off their site, the movement is gaining global popularity.
New York’s Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway released a statement on Friday giving demonstrators the news that the clean-up of Zuccotti Park had been postponed.
However, trouble flared a few hours later, resulting in the arrest of up to ten people according to police. Apparently buoyed by their last minute reprieve at Zuccotti Park, some protesters tried to run towards Wall Street itself. Authorities say the arrests were largely due to people ignoring police commands.
Now Wall Street will not be the only focus of fury, with demonstrations being planned around the world this weekend, including in Tijuana in Mexico and Madeira in Portugal.
Protesters hope to converge on London’s Stock Exchange on Saturday, but it is unclear whether the small City of London police force will allow them to camp out like their counterparts in New York.