15 Oct '11, 4am

Pictures: 'Occupy' activists take to streets across the globe

Pictures: 'Occupy' activists take to streets across the globe

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march down Wall Street during a protest in New York Oct 14, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MADRID (AFP) - Activists scuffled with police in London and decried the wealthy in Hong Kong on Saturday as an unprecedented outcry against corporate greed and government cutbacks spread worldwide. Inspired by America's 'Occupy Wall Street' and Spain's 'Indignants', people took to the streets in a rolling action targeting 951 cities in 82 countries from Asia to Europe, Africa and the Americas. It was the biggest show of power yet by a movement born on May 15 when a rally in Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square sparked a protest that spread internationally. Anger over unemployment and opposition to the financial elite hung over the protests, which coincided with a Paris meeting of G-20 financial powers pre-occupied by the euro zone debt crisis. Ph...

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