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Thousands march on Wall Street to demand reform

Thousands of citizens took to the streets yesterday in New York City’s financial district to protest Wall Street’s role in wrecking our economy. Some of the Wall Street banker types weren’t exactly appreciative of the protest. Michael Gould-Wartofsky has a wrap up in the Huffington Post:

One corporate bond trader, Brendan Plunkett, 46, of Essex Falls, NJ, was quoted by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as saying, “If they care so much about the country, they should go to work and be productive and stop with the protests.”

And more at Newsweek’s blog:

The rally comes as populist anger against the banks seethes, stoked by charges of fraud levied against Goldman Sachs by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The organizers are billing it as the biggest anti-bank demonstration since some 3,000 people gathered in Chicago in October to protest at the American Bankers Association convention.

More photos after the jump.

Flickr photos from Jobs with Justice, artfulactivist, riehavoc and  The Other 98%.