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From Wall Street to Gothenburg


Linda Genborg 2011-10-16

The protests on Wall Street reached Gothenburg and Järntorget on Saturday. October 15 had been declared "Occupy Day", a global day for democracy struggle and mass protests. The protests started about a month ago on Wall Street in New York and are now said to have reached more than 1,500 cities worldwide.

In Gothenburg, a few hundred people gathered at Järntorget on Saturday to participate in or listen to debates and speeches. Questions that were brought up include the notion of democracy, the difference between needs and desires and who should control the allocation of the world's resources.

Alexandra Johansson is involved in the environmental movement and was one of the people who gathered at Järntorget yesterday. She told GP that it felt important to be there:

- Absolutely, you contribute by showing what you think. I think it is very important to show that we agree that the global economy, the growth economy, isn't sustainable. That's why I'm here.

The global Occupy Together movement is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests that started in New York's financial district in mid-September. Occupy Wall Street is said to be inspired by for example the Arabic Spring. Occupy Together has no official leaders but the main protests concern social and economic injustice, high unemployment and the greed of large companies.

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