Mumbai: The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement reached the financial capital on Friday with a small crowd of Left-leaning activists protesting on Dalal Street where the Bombay Stock Exchange is located.
    
India becomes the 83rd country and Mumbai the 1,501st city to witness the protests which started in New York's Wall Street against greedy capitalism and corporate greed.
    
The Occupy Wall Street movement started in the private park Zuccotti in New York’s downtown Manhattan area in September which caught attention of the rest of the world, particularly in the West which is reeling under an extended period of financial turbulences since the fall of Wall Street titans in September 2008.

The Communist Party of India (CPI) has taken the lead in the stir against corporate greed and the failure of the capitalist model of development.

Activists from CPI, its student wing All India Youth Federation and the All India Bank Employees Association and others started assembling on the high security street. They were taken into preventive detention as soon as they started sloganeering and unfurling banners.
    
The protesters included Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of the Mahatma Gandhi.

(Agencies)