Occupy Wall Street Stages Big NYC Rally
This time, union members add to the crowds
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2011 4:40 PM CDT
Princeton University professor Cornel West, center, joins Occupy Boston protesters rallying in Boston Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – The protesters of Occupy Wall Street have begun what could be their biggest rally yet in New York City, their ranks swelled by union members and others who weren't part of the original group camping out at Zuccotti Park, reports AP. Click for more updates. Ezra Klein at the Washington Post, meanwhile, sees the OWS movement at a "tipping point"—it might soon split into smaller groups with more focused goals, for example, or peter out altogether.

"Ultimately, what’s fascinating about Occupy Wall Street is how big something that small has become," writes Klein. It's growing quickly, "and just as with the tea party, the media are interested in covering it, and the political establishment is interested in joining it. Occupy Wall Street has created a space for some type of populist movement to emerge. What exactly that will look like remains anyone’s guess." His full post is here.