The Occupy Wall St. movement has been relatively quiet in recent months, but they are still very much fighting for the cause. Supporters of the global movement are holding “May Day” rallies in New York City and other cities across the nation, today.
In accordance with the original motivation behind their discrepancies, protestors in Manhattan tore through Midtown passing by banks, and corporate offices chanting “we are the 99 Percent,” and “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.”
Unfortunately their act of civil disobedience wasn’t met with a positive reaction. Construction workers in their path responded to the incantations with “Get-a-job! Get-a-job!” and “Stop wasting the cops’ time!” Other demonstrations are taking place in large cities including, San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago. Footage and updates from the day-long event are posted and live-streamed via Occupywallstreet.org.
Since its inception last year, many in the Hip-Hop world have gotten behind the movement. Russell Simmons, offered to pay to clean-up the Lower Manhattan area inhabited by protesters, and Jay-Z’s Rocawear label released “Occupy All Streets” shirts.