Hundreds join the Occupy Sydney protest in Martin Place. Sydney, Australia. 15th October, 2011
Hundreds of people joined the Occupy Sydney protest, part of a global movement of occupation protests, in the heart of Sydney's CBD on Saturday October 15.
Protesters spoke out against corporate greed and called for economic justice.
Martin Place is home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, across the road from the state Parliament and nearby many major banks and corporate headquarters.
A peaceful camp was set up in Martin Place in the afternoon but dismantled after dark by police officers. Police confiscated tents, some without warning. Despite this many protesters stayed camped out on the cement in sleeping bags.
One protester locked on to a garbage truck after police took his belongings. He was cut off by police rescue and arrested.
Police presence diminished and only a few remained amongst the occupy Sydney protesters in the early hours of Sunday October 16.
Protesters enjoyed music, a game of cricket, and a kitchen was set up to feed the camp.