- Posted October 15, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
The crowds swelled later at the Beursplein in the afternoon, aided by sunny weather. There were between 2000 and 3000 people in attendance. Ordinary folks took turns at the microphone speaking both in Dutch and English. The complaints were as varied as they were poignant. A refugee from the Philipines, a student from Amsterdam, older protesters remembering a similiar protests years earlier and young organizers making it clear that change needs to happen for the world to become a safe, cleaner and less corrupt place. A few children spoke, an environmentalist, a man who claimed himself as a banker who believed that change within the financial world was necessary. A few Dutch television celebrites showed up and the media was there in full force too.