Occupy Wall Street Calls for Day of Action

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two days after Occupy Wall Street protesters were forcibly evicted from their symbolic home in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, the demonstrators have called for an international day of action. In what could be the largest mass protests yet, Occupy protesters plan to "shut down Wall Street," "occupy the subway" to spread their message to the five boroughs, and take over Foley Square, across the street from New York City Hall. Thursday is the two-month anniversary of the movement. You can watch a live stream of the protest here.

Brigid Bergin, breaking news producer at Takeaway co-producer WNYC, reports throughout the morning on the latest from around the city, starting at Zuccotti Park and ending in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Shortly before 9:00 am, The Takeaway spoke to WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz, who said that police were keeping protesters away from the exchange.


Brigid Bergin and Ilya Marritz

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