New York City police and financial institutions are bracing themselves for a citywide protest Tuesday that many see as a test of whether Occupy Wall Street’s strength and popular appeal will reignite after a dormant winter.
Occupy organizers say they plan to “shut the city down” with pickets throughout Midtown and a union-backed march that is expected to draw thousands. But the group’s ambition comes with a risk: a fizzled event could signal the end of its ability to draw mainstream support.
The loosely organized group has called for a popular strike, a goal that isn’t supported by its allies in labor, which must comply with a host of laws and internal rules governing walkouts. New York unions have marched for the past several years on May Day.
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