3,000 in Washington Square Park as protest expands - Metro US

3,000 in Washington Square Park as protest expands

Occupy Wall Street began their second General Assembly yesterday at 3 p.m. in Washington Square Park.

“Liberty Square has grown exponentially over the last three weeks,” a spokesperson for the movement said. “It is time to form a second General Assembly in Manhattan.”

Nearly 3,000 people showed up at the park yesterday to march.

But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been sympathetic to the protesters in the past, criticized the protesters for hurting tourism and demanding the destruction of Wall Street.

“If the jobs they’re trying to get rid of in the city—the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy—go away, we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean the parks or anything else,” he said. “None of this is good for tourism.”

But while the protests may not be good for tourism, they’re perfect fodder for t-shirts.

The website CafePress.com has an enormous section of Occupy Wall Street products for sale.

There are 690 Occupy Wall Street designs available on a whopping 18,800 products, including sweatshirts, thongs and onesies.

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