Tumminia Occupy Columbia
COLUMBIA - Thursday marks the 2-month anniversary for Occupy Wall Street. These protests have been going on all over the country and Thursday protestors are calling for a national day of action and celebration.
A "shut down wall street" breakfast is scheduled for this morning in a downtown park, just before the opening bell of the new york stock exchange, according to the group's website.
Occupy Wall Street protesters say they want Thursday to be a day of non-violent protests, although it comes a day after about 200 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested on Wednesday, police said.
The movement has gone international as well. In London, officials attached eviction notices to protest tents outside St. Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday. They are asking demonstrators to remove the camp by tonight or face legal action.
In St. Louis, a US District Court Judge Carol Jackson has ruled against an Occupy St. Louis request for a temporary restraining order against curfew enforcement at Kiener Plaza, where demonstrators camped for 40 days before it was cleared on Saturday by police.
An attorney for the protesters argued that not being able to set up tents and camp overnight at the plaza severely hampered efforts by protesters to spread their message against economic inequality and therefore denied them free speech.
The city said the overnight aspect of the protest wasn't crucial to its success because the demonstrators are still allowed in the park from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and can stand on sidewalks overnight to push their agenda.
Hundreds of St. Louis demonstrators began their protest on October 1 in support of a nationwide movement that started in New York City in September to protest against economic inequality and excesses of the financial system.
People in Kansas City and 200 other cities across the country will gather at structurally unsound bridges and other decaying infrastructure sites to demand that America be put back to work now.
This is will be taking place at Prospect Bridge over 1-70 from 4-6 p.m.