Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across the Country With No Unified Message


Occupy Wall Street Heads to Union Square in Manhattan

In New York, the Occupy Wall Street protesters, who have been joined by unions, 200 orthodox Jews, the Naked Cowboy and a Sarah Palin impersonator, are marching into Union Square today in attempt to find more space.

"Obviously, we've outgrown our current space; we've met our capacity," organizer Matt Vrvilo, 20, of Portland, Ore., told the New York Daily News. "It's critical to find more space. ... We have to migrate some of our people to another location." But in city parks like Union Square, mandatory curfews are applicable. So if the protesters try to stay overnight, they will be breaking the law."

Added a post on the movement's website today: "We are growing. Block by block -- city by city. We will see change in this country, in this world. It will happen sooner than you can imagine."

The post announced the group will form a second general assembly in Washington Square Park today at 3 p.m. It is unclear how the group plans to be in two places at once.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg described the protests as "trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city" on his weekly radio program.

"Their salaries come from the taxes paid by the people they're trying to vilify," he said, referring to the public-sector unions that have joined the protests.

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