#FloodWallStreet draws attention, arrests

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Protestors chant during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protestors chant during a march demanding action on climate change and corporate greed Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Organizers of #FloodWallStreet have blocked off Wall Street since Sept. 22 in an effort to draw government and corporate attention and reaction to climate change. According to Thinkprogress.org, protesters claim that “unchecked capitalism is the cause of climate change.” Participants with costumes, signs and banners have picketed and resisted police orders for almost a week — the culmination of a climate change march in New York City.

Police have arrested around 100 #FloodWallStreet protesters — mainly picketers who would not clear the street for corporate workers when ordered by police.

Participants in the protests, including arrestees, consider the event a success, as news organizations honed in on #FloodWallStreet.

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