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Anonymous sets its sights on Wall Street

Plans to occupy New York financial district
Thu Aug 25 2011, 09:40

HACKTIVIST COLLECTIVE Anonymous has called on its followers to descend on Wall Street next month and occupy it.

The group has joined an existing campaign that is being promoted by Adbusters and Culture Jammers under the S17 banner, and has asked its followers to attend with tents and portable kitchens so that it can set up a barricade.

The date for the occupation is 17 September, and on its poster Anonymous said that it had one simple demand, which is "Bring Tent". We expect it will have others to make of Wall Street itself however.

Adbusters was pleased by the groups joining and welcomed it on its own web site. The flood of attention could also help it carry out other 'occupations' in other major cities.

"Simultaneous occupations of financial districts are now being planned in New York City, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and San Francisco. With a bit of luck, this list of participating cities will grow," it wrote.

"If we can pull together just the right mix of nonviolence, tenacity and strategic smarts, S17 could be the beginning of the global revolution we've all been dreaming about for so long ... wouldn't that be lovely."

Anonymous announced its support earlier this week with a video, but has increased the campaign with a poster as the event draws closer. µ

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