Occupy Wall Street: Protesters Who Rallied Against Corporate Greed Celebrate 2 Year Anniversary in Manhattan (Video)
Sep 17, 2013 12:07 PM EDT
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) the movement which rallied against corporate greed and social inequality, celebrated its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, as activists returned to the site of their former Manhattan encampment in Zuccotti Park near the New York Stock Exchange, DNA Info reported.
Protesters plan a day of marches and rallies. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted demonstrators from the plaza near the Stock Exchange in November 2012.
More than a thousand people are expected to marach from the United Nations to Bryant Park in Manhattan beginning at 5 p.m., according to Forbes.
As OWS got more and more popular, it began to zero-in on everything wrong with the world, losing focus from what once had been a rallying cry against corporate greed and standing up to big business.
OWS did play a leading role in disaster when Superstorm Sandy hit New York and New Jersey last year.
Some protesters recall the unlawful treatment of protesters by the NYPD. Ten arrests made over the course of 87 minutes during last year's anniversary was captured in a short documentary by activists Paul Henry and Justin Sullivan, as reported by the Huffington Post.
"On the eve of the second anniversary of OWS it bears remembering that the occupations didn't simply fizzle and dissipate," said one of the brothers
"This video, shot last year on the morning of the first anniversary, not only reminds us of how difficult it is to protest when the NYPD is determined to shut you down, but also how the NYPD continues to suppress civil liberties in order to stamp out the movement."
Also Tuesday on Broadway, more than a dozen protesters held signs reading "Greed," "Profiting of Suffering" and "Too much $ in too few hands," as reported by the Wall Street Journal.