Occupy Wall Street activists have called for worldwide protests ahead of Saturday’s G20 summit in France, demanding that the G20 leaders introduce a “Robin Hood” tax on high-finance transactions and currency trades by banks and institutions.
Anti-corporate demonstrations are continuing across the US, despite tougher tactics from police, including mass arrests. In Chicago, 130 have been held and charged with camping out in a city park after closing time. Back in New York, where the rallies began over a month ago, dozens have been arrested in a police crackdown on activists in recent days.
Author and activist David Swanson, who has been at the protests in Washington, believes neither the police nor the upcoming cold spell will stop the growing movement.