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Occupy Sydney

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A masked female protester "If not us, who? If not now, when?"
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Protester Simon Butler speaks to crowd at Occupy Sydney.
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NSW Police in front of banners at Occupy Sydney.
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Occupy Sydney takes a vote at the first General Assembly.
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Anonymous protester warns, "Australia, Expect Us"
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Students at Occupy Sydney.
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Occupy Sydney protesters supporting the Arab Spring.
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Occupy Sydney signs: "You can't eat money" and "We are the Australian 99%"
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Occupy Sydney supports Occupy Wall Street.
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Chalk art at Occupy Sydney: "Change the system, don't let the system change you"
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Sign: "You ask why, I ask why I have to protest for a better future"
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The Riff Raff Radical Marching Band entertain Occupy Sydney.
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A woman in front of a "We are the 99%" sign.
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Music and chalk at Occupy Sydney: We are stronger together.
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Protest sign: "I wish I didn't have to protest for a better future"
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Female protester at Occupy Sydney.
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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.

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