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For Immediate Release

New York-Wide Student & Education Workers Convergence @ Union Square

Today at 3:00pm


After the cynical reasoning and brutal tactics used by Mayor Bloomberg, the FBI, and the NYPD to squash the Occupy Wall Street movement, NYC students are converging today to say "enough!"

Student supporters of Occupy Wall Street have been holding actions every day this week at universities throughout New York City to draw attention to issues such as student debt, tuition hikes, university ties to Wall Street, workers' rights and structural inequalities within our schools and our communities.

We're contesting a system that is far less fair and less equal than ought to be. This is about the socio-economic conditions that have produced a vast and unsustainable inequality in this country and globally. People from across the divides of class, profession, race and gender feel at a visceral level this sense of inequality and unfairness. It's about the existing gap in wealth and equality, the lack of opportunity for so many, and the prospect of a lifetime of indebtedness.

Join thousands of students and workers from around the city today at 3pm as we show solidarity with OWS and our strength together as the 99%.

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan's Financial District, and has spread to more than 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. For more visit