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Lower Manhattan Prepares for 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

By Irene Plagianos | September 17, 2013 7:46am
 Protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park in September 2011.
Protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park in September 2011.
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LOWER MANHATTAN — Occupy Wall Street, the political movement born in Downtown's Zuccotti Park, will head back to where it all started to commemorate its second anniversary on Tuesday.

Supporters planned to gather at the park where protesters camped out for months before being ejected in an overnight faceoff with the NYPD, and expected to stay through 10 p.m., according to the OWS Facebook page.

Protesters said there would be a full day of “actions” at the storied Broadway plaza and elsewhere.

Protesters were set to meet outside the McDonald's at 160 Broadway at 8 a.m. Tuesday to demonstrate in support of low-paid fast-food workers, according to the website.

A three-hour "walking tour" of the Financial District will start at Bowling Green Park at 4 p.m. and last through 7 p.m. The event will be followed by a "cartography party" at 16 Beaver St.

A long march in support of a "Robin Hood Tax" to spread wealth from the financial sector to the "99 percent" is planned from the United Nations building to Zuccotti Park, starting at 5 p.m.

And a teach-in regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement which some protesters say threatens American jobs and the environment, will be held at 7 p.m.

A full listing of OWS events can be found here.