Global Fury as Wall Street Protests Extend to Five Continents

By siliconindia   |   Monday, 17 October 2011, 10:28 Hrs
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Rallies rippled across the globe on Saturday as more than 1500 cities in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America took part in the worldwide demonstration, including Washington, Toronto, Denver, Chicago, Sydney, Auckland, London, Berlin, Rome, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Pune. In India, Wall Street protests echoed in the cities of Pune and Mumbai. Several from Pune assembled at Shaniwarwada to show solidarity with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. There were also protests in Mumbai. In United States, the protests were largely peaceful, although a few people were arrested as police tried to control the overflowing crowds. Thousands rallied in about two dozen states as supporters joined in from Canada and overseas. The protests also spilled over to Europe with thousands gathering in its major cities like London, Berlin and Rome. Rome especially witnessed an unprecedented upsurge in violence with protests turning into riots. In Italy's capital up to 200,000 protesters took to the streets and around 70 people were injured. In London, supporters of the Occupy London Stock Exchange group held a rally outside St Paul's Cathedral. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was one of several people who addressed the crowd. Several hundreds also marched in the German cities of Berlin, Cologne and Munich and in the Austrian capital of Vienna.