Occupy Wall Street Protesters Move Uptown
Angry Wall Street protesters moved uptown and converged on the one of the wealthiest places in the world, the intersection of 59th street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
They're calling it the "Millionaires March," and protesting outside the homes of some of America's wealthiest citizens.
The protesters have taken their demonstrations to one of the wealthiest intersections in the world, near the Plaza Hotel, Trump Tower, Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany's. There are multi-million dollar apartments all around. The marchers say they're taking their protests to the doorsteps of the rich and famous.
The first stop was the 5th Avenue apartment where billionaire media magnate Rupert Murdoch lives. Also on the list was the luxury Park Avenue penthouse of tycoon David Koch, said to be the richest New Yorker with a net worth estimates at $25 billion.
Rounding out the targets is banker Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase and real estate developer Howard Milstein
Many of the marchers left the Occupy Wall Street protests and took the subway uptown to join the Millionaires March.
Meanwhile, the protests continue to spread around the country. In Boston, police confronted hundreds of veterans, and there were scuffles after some refused to disperse.
One hundred people were arrested as police in riot gear fought with protesters.
Meanwhile, outspoken rapper Kanye West and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons visited the Wall Street protest, but West's show of support seems to have backfired.
He wore a $350 Givenchy shirt and a gold chain worth thousands of dollars, not exactly the right message at a protest over economic hardship.
"He wants to give power back to the people, that's why we're here," said Simmons.
Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is under fire too, for a remark suggesting the protesters are potential killers:
"Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you're wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you," he said.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow ridiculed the remark:
"The Right is going to try to make this movement seem super scary; they don't even need Glenn Beck but Glenn Beck helps," she said.
Meanwhile, one man was arrested at the Wall Street occupation for groping a woman. She declined to press charges.
Mayor Bloomberg says he won't intervene as long as the protesters are peaceful, but he hopes the upcoming cold weather will thin the crowds.