Anti-capitalist protesters occupy stock exchanges worldwide


Anti-capitalist protesters occupied stock exchanges around the world over the weekend, with sit-ins continuing today as organisers claimed 950 protests have been held in over 80 countries.

The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement that began in New York last week spread worldwide, as protesters holding placards reading "We are the 99%" voiced their anger at the wealth gap between the richest 1% and the rest. In London, about 1,000 protesters massed in St Paul’s churchyard after they were barred from protesting outside the London Stock Exchange. A hard core of 300 people who camped out over the weekend say they are determined to stay on the site. Smaller-scale protests were seen in Asian cities including Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo. Protests in Europe were larger and more intens...

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