NEW YORK – Occupy Wall Street demonstrators took their show on the road last night and to the doorsteps of three of New York's wealthiest — and highest profile citizens.
The zip codes on New York’s Upper East Side are among the world’s richest. And that is exactly where New York City’s itinerant protestors have taken their message of financial inequality.
The protesters were joined momentarily at Zucotti Park on Monday by hip-hop magnates Kanye West and Russell Simmons.
On Monday evening, the hoard headed north to News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch’s digs, Chase Bank CEO Jamie Dimon and the billionaire conservative David Koch's homes.
The protesters went to present them with oversized checks representing how much less they would then pay when New York’s 2 percent millionaire’s tax. Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to support fellow democrats’ efforts to continue the millionaire’s tax which expires in December.
Meanwhile, Zucotti Park was rife with what looked like middle class, unemployed hippies reliving the dream of the 1960s.
By some accounts the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to up to 1,300 locations across the country and around the world.