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Sep 22, 2014 12:59 PM

Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Hundreds of activists protesting what they say is Wall Street's role in the climate crisis have gathered in lower Manhattan's financial district.

Scores of environmental activists dressed in blue are marching, carrying signs, chanting and sitting down on Broadway and elsewhere as workers and tourists look on.

Organizers say the protest is meant to highlight the role corporations play in stalling political action to combat global warming. It comes a day after more than 100,000 participated in the People's Climate March through Manhattan.

Participants in Monday's sit-down say they anticipate being arrested to push home their political point.

Urban farmer Ben Shapiro from Youngstown, Ohio, says he came to disrupt Wall Street and actively "confront the system."


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