Thousands of participants plan to pool around the New York Stock Exchange in a tactic similar to Occupy Wall Street. Using the slogan "Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis," the activists will dress in blue and push for climate change. Those expected to attend include former Occupy demonstrators, journalist Naomi Klein, and author-activist Chris Hedges.
"Runaway climate change and extreme weather events, such as the extreme flooding that we saw here in New York City with Hurricane Sandy, are fueled by the fossil fuel industry," Michael Premo, one of the demonstration's organizers, said in a statement. "We are flooding Wall Street because we know that there's no greater cause of runaway climate change than an economic system that puts profit before people — and before the planet."
Participants of the flood will be accompanied by visuals like "a 15-foot inflatable 'carbon bubble,' a marching band, oversized puppets, a 300-foot #FloodWallStreet banner, and other large-scale art pieces," according to a press release.
Crowds have already arrived in waves around New York's Financial District.
"Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy literally flooded New York's Financial District — but it didn't phase [sic] Wall Street and their drive for the short term profits that flow from the cooking of the planet," Klein said in a statement. "Which is why we're going to flood them again."
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