Saturday, October 08, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protestors Plan Move As Campout Grows In Zuccotti Park

CBS New York, Oct.8, 2011


A Wall Street protester wakes up at Zuccotti Park that she and hundreds of other activists are occupying on October 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A Wall Street protester wakes up at Zuccotti Park that she and hundreds of other activists are occupying on October 3, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Saturday marks exactly three weeks since the Occupy Wall Street protest began at Zuccotti Park and with the numbers swelling by the day, the movement has outgrown the area.

As the protesters awakened to begin their day, a change of venue was on the agenda. The demonstrators feel it’s time to expand and will march to Washington Square Park Saturday afternoon.

“The size of the crowd has quadrupled since a week ago and there’s no more room for people who are trickling in from all over the country every day to join us, so we need elbow room,” said protestor Bill Steyert from Queens.

Showing no signs of diminishing, the Zuccotti Park campout has Mayor Michael Bloomberg also searching for solutions.

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