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OWS Planning ‘May Day’ Demonstration, Marches Throughout NYC

FILE -- Signs belonging to members of Occupy Wall Street (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FILE — Signs belonging to members of Occupy Wall Street (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Occupy Wall Street is planning a big demonstration Tuesday in New York City, urging followers to block traffic at bridges and tunnels to make it hard for people to get to work.

May Day is a traditional rally day for labor movements. OWS is calling its demonstration “A Day Without The 99 Percent.”

Occupiers are also urging laborers to take the day off or call out sick and are planning demonstrations in front of several financial buildings.

On an Occupy website about the May Day event, it says “We call on everyone to join us: No work! No school! No shopping! Take the streets!”

The group is also planning to hold events in Bryant Park Tuesday morning followed by what they call a “Solidarity March” from Union Square to Wall Street in the evening, according to the website.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said people have the right to protest, but don’t have the right to disrupt others. He says the city is prepared to handle any actions that could cause serious delays for commuters.

OWS says May Day protests will be taking place in cities around the country.

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