Occupy Wall Street Protests Now Attracting Tourists

10.03.11 Bucky Turco

Along with the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero, the Occupy Wall Street protest at Zuccotti Park is becoming a major tourist destination reports the New York Times.

Travelers are going there out of both morbid curiosity and genuine support. And that’s good news. But it also makes it that more important for demonstrators to not turn the movement into a freak show, like some of the people I observed down there on Sunday were doing.

There’s no need to make an already uphill battle that much harder to climb. Now might be the time to tone it down a bit, so no zombies, although to be fair, that is what attracted the media in the first place. (Photos: ANIMALNewYork)