Under the slogan “Rise up for the unemployed,” the People’s Power Assembly and OccuEvolve held a protest Feb. 7 on Wall Street, a few hours after the government released the latest employment figures.
The protest demanded restoration of extended unemployment benefits and jobs for all at a living wage. It also raised the issue of the banks’ attacks on the pensions of Puerto Rican workers with the recent assault on the island’s credit ratings.
About 40 people came to the protest from PPA and OccuEvolve, as well as a number of Occupy Wall Street working groups. It attracted a number of Wall Street workers on their lunch break and tourists and was covered in the British Guardian.