Occupy Plots Global Protests Tomorrow
115 US cities plan to reignite movement
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2012 12:23 PM CDT
A young man holds up a dollar sign during an Occupy Wall Street rally against the high cost of college tuitions April 25, 2012 in New York.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – We haven't heard much from Occupy Wall Street in a while, so protesters are looking to make some noise tomorrow. Groups from Barcelona to London to Kuala Lumpur, as well as in 115 cities across the US, are getting ready for May 1, known as International Workers' Day. "We call upon people to refrain from shopping, walk out of class, take the day off of work, and other creative forms of resistance disrupting the status quo," said organizers, who have been planning tomorrow's events since January.

In New York, protesters will troop through downtown Manhattan and stage a "pop-up occupation" in Bryant Park. Then they're planning a "radical after-party," details of which remain unknown. New York police say they're ready; the movement says 2,100 protesters have been arrested since Occupy began. "Four years after the financial crisis, not a single of the too-big-to-fail banks is smaller; in fact, they all continue to grow in size and risk," an organizer says. Bloomberg notes that five banks currently control $8.5 trillion in assets—56% of the size of the US economy—versus 43% in 2006.