Occupy Wall Street becomes tourist stop in New York City

A several block long crowd of protestors march up Broadway towards Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. The 'Occupy Wall Street' protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality.  (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

A several block long crowd of protestors march up Broadway towards Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

NEW YORK - Zuccotti Park has become a hub for more than Occupy Wall Street demonstrators. Visitors, curious to see protest in action, are regular arrivals.

On a typical day they clog the pedestrian traffic in the area, which is often bustling with financial district employees. Some take photographs of themselves, protesters and their signs in the background.

"I think it's great - they're trying to make a point," said Shawn Lahey, a ruler factory worker from Poughkeepsie. But he added, "... I don't think it'll make any difference. ... The government won't make any changes, because it's all about money."

The protest against corporate influence and wealth inequality has many of the things tourists look for, even some trinkets. The T-shirts and buttons offered are generally free, but donations are accepted.

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