A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, a smaller group of protesters are engaging in non-violent, direct action against climate change. By conducting a sit-in on the steps of the New York Stock Exchange and blocking lower Broadway, organizers say they are confronting "the system that both causes and profits from the crisis that is threatening humanity."
The protest does not have a permit, and some participants have pledged to risk arrest during the sit-in.
Pictures from the group's assembly at Battery Park, the march to Wall Street and a blockade of Broadway are already appearing on social media. Follow #FloodWallStreet on Twitter and Instagram for more live updates. Watch a live-stream from StopMotionsolo above.
UPDATE -- 4:15 p.m.: At least one protestor has been arrested according to Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger and there are reports that pepper spray has been used by the NYPD. Protesters had moved to the blocked entrance to Wall Street, attempting to remove barriers and get past police.
— Jenna Pope (@JennaBPope) September 22, 2014
I saw pepper spray fired fairly indiscriminately across the barricade.
— Nick Pinto (@macfathom) September 22, 2014
Elliot Nelson, 25, is from St. Paul. He's a Industrial Workers Worldwide union member. pic.twitter.com/yaicz6lTSq
— Zoë Schlanger (@zoeschlanger) September 22, 2014
— Jeff Rae (@jeffrae) September 22, 2014
— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) September 22, 2014
— Farhad (@Yahktoe) September 22, 2014
— Global Revolution TV (@GlobalRevLive) September 22, 2014
— Changes Everything (@thischanges) September 22, 2014
— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) September 22, 2014
— Dennis Trainor, Jr. (@dennistrainorjr) September 22, 2014
— Tim Eastman (@TimBEastman) September 22, 2014
— Jamie Henn (@Agent350) September 22, 2014