Taking a page from the protests on Wall Street over the last several weeks, a local group of protesters plan to take to the streets of Moscow this afternoon.
A Facebook event called Occupy Moscow has at least 38 people scheduled to attend its protest of corporate America with about a half hour before its scheduled noon start. Protesters are anticipating taking over Moscow’s Friendship Square until 7 tonight.
Similar protests are planned around the state today, including in Boise, where The Associated Press reports dozens of people will take to the streets of downtown to protest against Wall Street. The protest, calling itself Occupy Wall Street, started Sept. 17, according to the AP.
Check back for updates. Here’s more from the AP story:
The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread this week from Los Angeles to Chicago and other cities. Protesters have spoken out about the lack of jobs, blaming President Barack Obama and members of Congress, while also criticizing corporate lobbyists and employers.
But they have reserved most of their criticism for Wall Street, fighting against what they say is greed.
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