On a rainy May Day morning, the resurgence of Occupy Wall Street picked up momentum as hundreds of protestors came out to march against inequity, with the goal of “shutting down the 1%.”
The morning started off in Bryant Park, where protestors organised themselves into groups to march to different midtown Manhattan offices of large corporations or financial firms. Targets noted on an OWS handout included Bank of America building next to Bryant Park, hedge fund manager John Paulson’s office, Pfizer, Sotheby’s Auction House, among many others. The protest encouraged participants to take the day off from jobs, shopping, school, etc.
Although initially chaotic, the midtown demonstrations remained relatively peaceful and calm. (We only heard about one arrest in the midtown area). But the mobile protest was only the beginning of a whole day of May Day demonstrations. By 10 am, part of the demonstrations in midtown Manhattan had died down preparation for moving downtown.
Business Insider was on site to record exactly what happened in photos. And be sure to keep following us later in the day, we’ll be covering all the on-goings of May Day as the demonstrations gather in speed and protestors.