Occupy Wall Street gears up for first anniversary in New York City
As Occupy Wall Street approaches its one-year anniversary, protesters associated with the movement prepare to celebrate in the way best way that they know how — another protest.
The event, named #S17, is scheduled to be held in New York City from Sept. 15–17. On Sept. 17, festivities are expected to kick off at 7 a.m. in front of the the New York Stock Exchange. Protesters will then move their demonstration to the doors of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the site of the first Occupy demonstration one year ago.
“Wear a suit,” the event organizers said on the event’s website.
The dismal turnout of several hundred protesters for both the RNC and the DNC was a stark contrast to the several thousand protesters who had showed up to protest the NATO summit in Chicago in May.
One source at the Occupy Charlotte encampment during the Democratic National Convention told The Daily Caller that he hopes #S17 will “re-energize” the movement.
“Much of our organizing happens behind-the-scenes, but you’ll see Occupy pop into view soon; and as we are sure you already know, we are bigger than the sum of our mass demonstrations (they just tend to get the most attention),” wrote the organizers.