Occupy Brooklyn Marches to Atlantic Yards

Photo by Mary Frost

About 100 “Occupy Brooklyn” supporters gathered at Korean War Veterans Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday for teach-ins, performances and a march to sites they say represent corporate greed in Brooklyn, with a heavy emphasis on Atlantic Yards. Younger Occupy Wall Streeters were joined by groups like the Brooklyn Green Party, FUREE and Common Cause. Speakers said that companies like Forest City Ratner and Chase Bank broke their promises to employ thousands of local workers in return for millions of dollars in subsidies. “They’ve gamed the system against the 99 percent,” they said.

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