Occupy Wall Street: A transatlantic movement

Protests planned in several European cities -- including London, Rome and Frankfurt -- both today and tomorrow

Published October 14, 2011 3:50PM (EDT)

      (AP/Matt Dunham)
(AP/Matt Dunham)

The Occupy Wall Street movement is no longer just a stateside affair. Protesters in the United Kingdom are planning to march through London today -- their stated destination being the London Stock Exchange, where they plan to demonstrate against the global financial establishment.

According to the Guardian:

Organised by Facebook and Twitter pages which between them have picked up more than 15,000 followers, campaigners are to gather outside St Paul's Cathedral at midday on Saturday before marching the short distance to Paternoster Square, the business development housing the London Stock Exchange, as well as the UK HQ of investment bank Goldman Sachs.

It is ... unclear whether City police, the small force which operates in London's financial district, will permit activists to mimic the Wall Street protests by pitching their tents.

Other demonstrations are planned for tomorrow in several other European cities, including Frankfurt, Auckland and Rome. Italian police are reportedly preparing for a crowd of tens of thousands in the capital city.

By Peter Finocchiaro

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