On the heels of the massive, largely peaceful People's Climate March, a smaller group of activists has gathered in Lower Manhattan this morning to participate in direct action civil disobedience. With the goal of "stopping capitalism" and "ending the climate crisis," protesters are expected to "Flood Wall Street" in the coming hours. "The economy of the 1% is destroying the planet, flooding our homes, and wrecking our communities," the protesters' website declares.
This could get interesting, as police are prepared to quickly stifle any disruptions in the heavily fortified area around the Stock Exchange. One area worker says Wall Street is "already under lockdown. I had to walk two blocks out of my way to get to work." Protesters are currently massing in Battery Park. We'll update this post as the march gets underway; you can also follow along with Gothamist reporter Christopher Robbins on Twitter and the #FloodWallStreet Twitter hashtag.
Update 12:09 p.m.: Demonstrators have advanced into the Financial District and civil disobedience has begun.
[UPDATES] Climate Change Protesters "Flood" Wall Street
Pedestrian Dies Days After Collision With Central Park Cyclist
Photos: 400,000 Protesters March To Prevent Annihilation By Global Warming
De Blasio Unveils Ambitious Plan To Cut NYC Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 80%
Photos: High Line Phase Three is Officially Open
1 Cop Dead, 8 Others Injured After Police Van Crashes In The Bronx
TSA: Woman's Luggage Contained 2 Guns, 350 Rounds Of Ammo, 58 Bricks Of Pot
Scathing Report Points To Rikers Cover-Up
Cop Killed In Police Van Crash May Not Have Been Wearing Seatbelt
What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed
2 Dead After Chinatown Tour Bus Crashes In Delaware
Extra, Extra: New Yorkers Love Cocks
New Poll Shows Americans Think Chicago Is Most Dangerous City In U.S. [It's Not]
Ray Rice Reportedly Will Argue TMZ Video Was Unfairly Edited
NYPD: Guy In Ohio State Buckeyes Hoodie Stole Sleeping D Train Rider's iPhone 5