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Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2012

Occupy Wall Street celebrates anniversary with march NEW YORK PHOTOS

Hundreds gather in New York to celebrate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by marching in New York.

The one year Occupy Wall Street anniversary demonstrations started early on Monday, September 17 2012. around the streets of Lower Manhattan photo/Paul Stein JC

While the crowd was smaller on Monday, the message was the same: the occupiers protest against greed and economic disparity, claiming to be the “99 percent” of Americans pushed out of the prosperity wagon.

“We want to be here and be part of this social explosion,” said Mariano Muñoz, member of the Immigrant Worker Justice Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. He argued that the Latino presence in the grass-roots movement is key because “the abuses affect us even more, they treat us like garbage,” he said. “One in four Hispanics lives in poverty,” he noted.

Peruvian-born Sandra Emily Sinister, a New York City resident who participated effusively in last year’s events but now feels she “doesn’t know what the fight is for anymore.”

 

“At the beginning it was thrilling, because we wanted to see change. But change is not going to happen if we are not more specific,” she said.

Police made 146 arrests by 3:30 p.m. Monday, mainly for disorderly conduct when protestors impeded vehicular or pedestrian traffic, NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne said. Browne also confirmed 43 arrests were made over the weekend, including for disorderly conduct, assault and resisting arrest.

The one year Occupy Wall Street anniversary demonstrations started early on Monday, September 17 2012 Wall Street photo/Paul Stein JC

 

The one year Occupy Wall Street anniversary demonstrations started early on Monday, September 17 2012. Wall Street photo/ Paul Stein JC

 

The Raging Grannies performing at the Occupy Wall Street S16 rally in Foley Square.
The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are gathering in Lower Manhattan. On Sunday, S16, they were in Foley Square. There was a music festival and a march from the Meat Packing District.
They are well organized for the one year anniversary demonstrations on September 17th. Working groups and action groups are all set up for a coordinated effort to disrupt activities on Wall Street. photo/Paul Stein JC

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