Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street plan march to homes of JP Morgan Chase and others

Occupy Wall Street is on the move ... uptown.
Why uptown? Because that's where the rich folks live!
Organizers are planning a march on Tuesday that will visit the homes of JP Morgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) CEO Jamie Dimon, billionaire David Koch, hedge fund honcho John Paulson, Howard Milstein, and News Corp (NWSA, Fortune 500) CEO Rupert Murdoch.
The millionaires and billionaires are being targeted for what event organizers called a "willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%."
So far, protesters have not strayed too far from downtown, where a home base of sorts has been established at Zuccotti Park.
Tuesday's march -- organized by UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change -- will cover quite a bit of ground if successful.
The itinerary calls for protesters to hop on the subway, emerging at 59th street near Central Park, where they will start their tour just after noon.
Doug Forand, a spokesman for the groups, said that the protesters do not have a permit for the march, but were not planning on obstructing traffic and would stick to the sidewalks.
Organizers declined to estimate how many protesters would attend. A Facebook event page dedicated to the march had a modest number of confirmed attendees. Less than 100 people said they would attend as of 6 p.m. Monday.
Earlier Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- also a billionaire -- said that Occupy Wall Street protesters could stay in Zuccotti Park indefinitely, so long as they obeyed the rules.
"The bottom line is people want to express themselves, and as long as they obey the laws, we'll allow them to," Bloomberg said. To top of page

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