Demonstrations for Global Change are taking place today, October 15.
The demonstrations are against financial mismanagement and government cut-backs, and it is expected that 951 demonstrations will take place in 82 countries world-wide.
A statement on the 15october.net reads:“From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.At the biggest rally In Rome, tens of thousands marched on the street and were involved in skirmishes with the police.
“The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.”
In Belgium, 7,000 marchers brought Brussels to a standstill. Smaller protests took place in Paris.
5,000 demonstrators also gathered outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
In Berlin, 4,000 marched demanding the end of capitalism.
In Madrid, Spain, thousands of all ages have gathered for an evening rally in the Puerta del Sol Square, the site of May’s “Indignant” demonstration.
400 people marched through the streets of Dublin, towards a hotel where delegations from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank are currently resident.
A thousand demonstrators occupied London’s financial district and Wiki-Leaks founder, Julian Assange addressed a rally of around 500 outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.
500 people gathered at a rally in Stockholm, holding up banners that read “We are the 99 percent”.
In Sarajevo, Bosnia, hundreds marched behind a flag that read, “Death to capitalism, freedom to the people.”
Poland’s former President, Lech Walesa announced he supported Occupy Wall Street
Hundreds of people have marched in New Zealand, and over 2,000 demonstrators, including union leaders and Aboriginal groups, occupied outside of the Reserve Bank in Sydney, Australia, waving signs that read “You Can’t Eat Money”.
Demonstrations also took place in Melbourne and Brisbane.
“Occupy” protests were also held in Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong.