Sunday, October 16, 2011

Demonstrations Everywhere - Occupy Wall street and Others

It seems from my Twitter feeds that Salman Rushdie is supporting Occupy Wall Street. Here's what it says on the Occupy Wall Street official website:
After triumphing in a standoff with the city over the continued protest of Wall Street at Liberty Square in Manhattan's financial district, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread world wide today with demonstrations in over 1,500 cities globally and over 100 US cities from coast to coast. In New York, thousands marched in various protests by trade unions, students, environmentalists, and community groups. As occupiers flocked to Washington Square Park, two dozen participants were arrested at a nearby Citibank while attempting to withdraw their accounts from the global banking giant.
It was flash mobs, peace marches, and now it is Occupy Wall Street. What a way to protest, man. Seems the whole world is protesting something or the other. Occupy Wall Street has spread to 1500 cities world wide, making it into a global phenomenon. Add it to the Anna demonstration in India (Yes, I count this as India's own contribution to the general unrest among people.), the demonstration to oust the dictator in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen, oh God, it's people cry for justic, yes, people crying out for justice against corruption and dictoatorship. And, I guess, it has all been brought about by the social media and the telecom revolution. When people talk to people, the slimy underside come into full view. Yes, that's what I think. 

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