Occupy Wall Street Swarms Rupert Murdoch's Home on 'Millionaire's March'
Taking a cue from the French revolution, the Occupy Wall Street movement went on the march on Tuesday, moving up to New York's ritzy Upper East Side to picket the homes of some of the city's wealthiest people.
Hundreds of participants of the so-called "Millionaires March" congregated at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue just after noon, and went on a protestors tour of the rich and famous.
They stopped to chant at the Fifth Avenue home of News Corp. Chairman and CEO Murdoch and waved oversized checks.
They then headed to the tony residences of Wall Street titans JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and businessman and Republican booster David Koch.
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The protestors shouted slogans and waved signs saying, "Tax the millionaires." The buildings had heavy security, and no clashes were reported.
They also went to the apartment building of financier Howard Milstein.
So far, no one has been hung in effigy and the protesters seem to have remained on the sidewalks, which has prevented arrests. That differs from Occupy Wall Street's march on the Brooklyn Bridge, which resulted in hundreds of arrests.
But the protestors had a policy goal in mind: New York State's tax on millionaires is set to expire at the end of the year, and the protesters want it extended.
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