Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Wall Street protesters won’t leave financial avenue

Some 5,000 people descended on Wall Street for a “Day of Rage” Saturday to protest the United States’s “corrupt democratic process” and the use of corporate money in American elections.
People voice their frustration with the economy and Wall Street in the financial district on Saturday. (DAVID KARP - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Only a few hundred people remain on the financial avenue, but they say they aren’t leaving, ABC news reports, and they have blankets, food and heaters to sustain them. Police say they won’t remove the protesters.

Occupy Wall Street, which organized the protests, says it was inspired by the demonstrations around the world this year from “our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland.”

Watch the protesters face off with the wealthy of Wall Street in a video below:

Follow updates on the protest on Twitter by watching the the hashtag #occupywallstreet. See more photos from the protests below:

People from all over the country gather near Wall Street in New York. (DAVID KARP - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Protesters take a lunch break on Wall Street in New York. (DAVID KARP - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Protestors face off with police as they protest against banks and corporations in New York. (ERIC THAYER - REUTERS)

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