Twitter is blowing up right now about an entirely peaceful protest by over 50,000 people in New York City, which has been taking place since 2 p.m. EST.
Well, who the hell knows if 50,000 is an accurate count. Or maybe they've been there since noon. It's nearly impossible to find any accurate information as most mainstream media outlets aren't talking about it.
If you search the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet, you'll find thousands of people talking about the event, which is meant to protest the governments putting the interests of corporations over the interests of the general populace.
There are reports that Twitter itself is throttling the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag, sending many users to also use the hashtag #TakeWallStreet.
CNN is calling it "hundreds of protesters", although video from the scene shows several thousands on the ground. CNN is also claiming that this protest was an initiative of AdBusters, which put out a call earlier this year for "20,000 people [to] flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months."
Many on Twitter are saying there is a media blackout on the action, including on local TV outlets in NYC.
For the latest information, follow @OccupyWallStNYC.
Similar protests are planned for Toronto, Greece, Spain, Belgium, France, and Iceland.
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