[UPDATES] Climate Change Protesters "Flood" Wall Street: Gothamist

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

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