One year after setting up camp in the center of New York’s financial district, the Occupy Wall Street movement is marking its anniversary Monday with a series of “mass action” protests.
According to activists, members of the movement will commit non-violent acts of civil disobedience, including a sit-in at several key intersections and occupations in the lobbies of three dozen financial institutions.
Early Monday evening, activists plan on reconvening in Wall Street’s Zuccoti Park, the site of the movement’s initial protests.
There will also be a free concert in the nearby Foley Square Monday afternoon, featuring performances from Tom Morello from the politically charged rock band Rage Against the Machine and Jello Biafra, the founder of the left-win punk outfit the Dead Kennedys.
The Occupy Wall Street movement appeared to peak in October of last year, prompting sister demonstrations in cities nationwide. The flagship occupation in Zuccoti Park ended following police action last November.