May Day Occupy protests spark thousands of protesters worldwide
After seemingly petering out over the last few months, Occupy Wall Street protesters are resurging, and they might be more powerful than ever.
To commemorate May Day, which is widely recognized as International Workers' Day, demonstrators are swarming capitol cities to spread their anti-greed message. From Cuba to Sri Lanka to Russia and many other countries in between, grievances are being aired once again.
On Tuesday, marchers plan to leave Malcolm X Park, which has traditionally hosted May Day rallies, at 6 p.m. and make their way to the White House.
Earlier in the day, demonstrators protested outside an investment bank building on K Street.
"We are expecting people from every ward of the city," Occupy DC protester Lacy MacAuley said. "We're coming together and marching downtown to the White House, and it will be quite a crowd."
Occupy DC will join groups from around the United States, including New York and California, to protest what they call the most important issues facing Americans and people worldwide.
"The fact that there is so much wealth in the hands of a few is not news.to anyone by now. Since the Occupy movement, people have been talking about the 99 percent and the one percent," said protester Tim Butterworth.
Though Tuesday's crowd of protesters was not big compared to past District Occupy rallies, organizers say the strongest days lie ahead.
"We are in a stage now of rebuilding after a massive wave of evictions and raids," said protest organizer Lacy MacAuley. The movement hasn't stopped. We are in the streets."
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