|More pictures at Business Insider|
In a movement meant to rival change wrought by the Arab Spring, Kalle Lasn of the counterculture magazine AdBusters, organized a Twitter led protest Saturday called Occupy Wall Street.Not surprisingly the protest drew fewer participants than its organizers had hoped, and I don't think they had much more luck at the other cities they were supposed to gather in.
In response, thousands gathered in New York's Financial District.
The Wall Street subway station stairwell was closed on one side, as multiple blocks around Broadway and Wall Street were cordoned off and bound by a heavy police presence.
Endorsed by the hacking group Anonymous, the police were taking no chances. But looking at an army of bored officers racking up overtime, the general response was summed up by one young New York City officer: "If you find the protest, let us know, because we haven't heard a thing about it since we got here."
There are a lot of pictures of the protest at the link which give you a flavor of what went on. Mainly, it seems that there was a lot of wearing of Guy Fawkes masks from the movie V for Vendetta. Amusingly enough, the Time Warner Corporation is making a nice profit off of those masks. I guess it's tough being an ethical anarchist these days.