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Occupy Wall Street Calls for 'Massive Day of Action' in NYC

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesUPDATE: By mid afternoon 175 people had been arrested by police including one for throwing a liquid into the face of police officers. There were at least two reports of liquid being tossed into the faces of officers. The most serious injury reported so far occurred when one officer was struck with piece of glass in the shape of a star that had been hurled at him, allegedly by a protester. The officer was being treated for lacerations to the hand.

(NEW YORK) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning what's been termed as a "Massive Day of Action" on Thursday to commemorate the group's two-month anniversary of existence.

The movement, which protests against corporate greed and income disparities, issued a statement on Wednesday that read: "In New York City we are planning for a big day.  In the wake of [Mayor Michael] Bloomberg’s predawn raid of Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday morning, thousands of people throughout the five boroughs and the greater region will join together to take peaceful action tomorrow."

It's expected that the regular protesters, who number in the hundreds, will be joined by thousands more people from labor and community groups as well as New Yorkers who sympathize with their message, "Resist austerity.  Rebuild the economy.  Reclaim our democracy."

The schedule of events as prepared by Occupy Wall Street includes:

-- Shut Down Wall Street: "We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00am, before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice."

-- Occupy the Subway: "We will gather at 3:00pm at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the "People's Mic"."

-- Take the Square, Festival of Lights on Brooklyn Bridge: "At 5:00 p.m. thousands will gather at Foley Square in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country's infrastructure and economy.  They will encircle City Hall and march across the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying thousands of handheld lights, as a festival of lights to celebrate two months of a new movement to reclaim our democracy."

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