"Peaceful" corporate zombies took to Wall Street yesterday for the on-going Occupy Wall Street protest. Activists dressed as "money-eating" zombie banksters represented what one protester called "a metaphor and symbol of corporate greed." Five arrests were made including two zombies. One thing is certain, these protesters are perhaps a little more media savvy than we realized. Between the big Radiohead hoax and zombies, they sure know how to hit on what's popular and get attention.
The protest is now in its 3rd week and is gaining momentum as activists from all over the country are joining the movement. Occupy Wall Street also got a big boost from MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan when he visited and proclaimed, "I agree with you." Dylan spoke to protesters informing them that he used to work in the financial services industry but left when he realized both Republican and Democratic parties are bought and sold by banks and financial firms. Dylan is one of many respected figures to support the protest. The grass roots movement started with mostly "lost youth" and the unemployed but has quickly gained attention from heavy hitters. Other notables who have visited the protest include Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Geraldo Riviera, and now zombies.
New York Post