15 Oct '11, 10pm

'Occupy Wall Street' hits Asia

HONG KONG - People throughout the Asia-Pacific rallied yesterday to protest the widening gap between rich and poor as part of a planned day of demonstrations in dozens of cities across the world against the global financial system. Most events in Asia drew modest numbers - the largest crowd was in Sydney, Australia, where reports estimated up to 800 protesters. Rallies in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Melbourne, drew a few hundred people each. Across Europe, however, tens of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" marched yesterday. Violence broke out in Rome, where some protesters smashed shop windows, torched cars and attacked news crews. In Frankfurt, some 5,000 people protested in front of the European Central Bank. The protests are being held as finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 industrialised nations meet in Paris to discuss the global econ...

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