Occupy Wall Street protest movement gaining strength and there are rumors that some former marines are going to protect the protests and take care of their discipline
Following the weekend-growth spurt, protesters from â€˜Occupy Wall Streetâ€™ have grown from a national group to a global one. The unofficial cyber bulletin board occupytogether.org has shown names registered on the rise every minute.
Interestingly, the protesters who are taking up public spaces with their sleeping bags, placards and fast food, are growing in number from Mobile, Ala., to Merced, Calif., to Adelaide (Australia), Cork (Ireland), and Cologne (Germany).
These loosely organised protesters, mostly under the age of 30, are protesting against financial institutions that have too much political influence and hence are detrimental to all other existing society around them., to the detriment of almost everyone else. They stay in touch through social network websites and even emails. And the notable thing is that they seem to be prepared for a protracted battle.
The website states that the movement has been inspired by the social protest in the Middle East. They have taken up the method to express their outrage over economic injustices.
The website reads, â€œOccupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions,â€ reads a statement on the website. â€œThe one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99 % that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 %,â€ the statement says. â€œWe are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.â€
Matthew Kerbel, Villanova University Professor and author of â€œNetroots: Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politicsâ€, said, â€œIts organizers have taken advantage of social media and progressive blogs to spread their message, especially when it appeared that the mainstream press wasnâ€™t paying attention.â€