NYC protesters ask US to 'bail out the people'

April 3, 2009 1:01:57 PM PDT
Chanting "Whose street? Our street!" hundreds of people rallied on Wall Street Friday to protest the billions of dollars in federal bailout money to big business. Monica Moorehead, managing editor of the left-leaning newspaper Workers World, said the crowd gathered to protest the capitalist system which helps AIG and other companies that steal money from us.

The crowd was waving signs reading, "No more money for Wall Street."

The protesters were marching in a steady rain behind police barricades and planned to march along Broadway in downtown Manhattan, past the headquarters of American International Group Inc. and several banks that received federal funds to stay afloat. Several of the companies posted security guards outside their entrances.

The march was to end at the iconic bull statue on Wall Street. The crowd planned a second protest on Saturday.

Police said four people who tried to block traffic by walking down the middle of Broadway were charged with disorderly conduct.

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