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OWS plans to stage Christmas protests

Shortly before Christmas, Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning a host of actions against consumerism during the busiest shopping-weekend in the US.

As the Christmas shopping season is about to start, a multitude of groups identified with the Occupy Wall Street movement are asking consumers to reconsider their spending habits, the Huffington Post reported.

Activists have organized a variety of actions against consumerism including marches on retail giant Wal-Mart supercenters in Washington and organizing sit-ins at shopping malls nationwide.

These moves are in line with Occupy Wall Street’s overall aim of reclaiming power from major corporations and financial institutions.

The Anti-Wall Street protesters say they are fed up with current economic hardships and are demonstrating against poverty, unemployment, war, corporatism among other grievances that have plagued the country for several years now.

The ‘Occupy Christmas’ protests will begin this weekend and will run until December 25.

Protesters say they aim to increase awareness of the economic injustice issues in the country.

The Occupy movement emerged after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York’s financial district on September 17 to protest against the unjust distribution of wealth in the country.

Despite heavy police crackdown and mass arrests, the Occupy movement has now spread to major US cities as well as countries such as Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Portugal.

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