October 15th, 2011
03:43 AM ET

Occupy protests spread to cities around the world

The Occupy Wall Street movement spilled into main streets around the world Saturday as crowds chanted and marched in a global movement of discontent.

Protesters took to the streets in Europe, the United States and Asia following online organizers' calls for a worldwide rally.

In Japan, about 200 people marched through Tokyo carrying various signs, including "No More Nukes and "Free Tibet." The crowd included children jumping and skipping behind the adults.

Some protesters wore costumes - including a giant panda.

In the Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, crowds of mostly union workers gathered near a bank in a peaceful protest.

In South Korea, Arthur Fragoso was among a group gathered outside a bank in Seoul.

"We are protesting mostly for economic issues worldwide," he said. "We need to come up with ideas to solve the world problems."

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  1. jimmy

    mmmmmm i like chocolate milk. a whole whole lot. i dont think there is anything much better in the world than it. but then that is just me. as long as i can have some chocolate milk every once in a while and i dont hurt too bad i guess things might be ok for me. we sure hope things are ok for you.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. artistchd

    OCCUPYNEERS =”Occupy Wall Street”= We The Public People Power Plan + Positive Population Protests = Unification = Unified Statutes of America + Africa = Our USAA PROMISED LANDS MultiplexRacialBody governance x Spiritual Renaissance Movement = via COLOR KINGDOM New World Creative Arts = AmeriAfrindian ArtistCHD’s Revision vs. Religions & Politics!!

    October 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. glennrobert

    Occupy wall street is spreading and has little organization. A Winston Churchhill or Adolph Hitler come to mind!! Someone to organize their thinking. This could be a good or bad thing but it is comming! They have every right to protest.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. glennrobert

    I visited a ralley in Kalispell Montana of all places and I am from California. As a liberal, power to the people. I got shot in Korea in 1953 so I am to old for this.

    October 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. michaelfury


    October 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland Tony

    You know it just occurred to me, there's a lot of folks that are dissatisfied with the status quo! Wonder why's that!

    October 16, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Wendy Bacon

    I don't know who reported that mainly unionists at Sydney rally but that is wrong. There were unionists there but just as many others including lots of students. The protest was continuing in Sydney.

    October 16, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
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