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Pensioners In China Rally In Support Of Occupy Wall Street

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A group of elderly Chinese people gather at a park in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province on October 8, 2011, to show their support for the Wall Street protesters.  China's state-controlled media widely reported the "Occupy Wall Street" protests sweeping the United States, with the unrest in the world's richest nation making headline news there. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A group of elderly Chinese people gather at a park in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan province on October 8, 2011, to show their support for the Wall Street protesters. China’s state-controlled media widely reported the “Occupy Wall Street” protests sweeping the United States, with the unrest in the world’s richest nation making headline news there. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As hundreds of protestors continue to camp out in Zuccotti Park and Occupy Wall Street, their movement is getting support from some unlikely places.

On the other side of the world in China’s central Henan province, a small group of pensioners rallied in support of the mounting U.S. demonstrations, according to published reports.

Pictures of the protest show that flyers were handed out with images of demonstrations in New York City, the arrests of protestors and of the campout in Zuccotti Park.

According to the Wall Street Journal, pensioners shouted slogans like “United, proletarians around the world.”

One banner also reportedly read “Resolutely supporting the American people’s mighty ‘Wall Street revolution.’”

Reports say video footage of the protest was posted online and was covered by the leftist website Utopia. Photos were also posted the website of The Global Times, a nationalist Chinese paper.

According to various reports, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been closely followed by media outlets in China, drawing mixed reactions from locals, journalists and officials.

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