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Occupy Wall Street Looks to Occupy the NYSE

Updated from 11:51 a.m. EST with latest Occupy Wall Street updates for Nov. 17 action

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A day after a New York Supreme Court judge ruled Occupy Wall Street protesters couldn't return to Zuccotti Park with tents and sleeping bags, the protesters were preparing to attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday and subway stops across all five boroughs.

Thursday marks the two-month anniversary of the protest movement and demonstrators have said being kicked out of the park on Tuesday has invigorated them even more to close Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street will attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

"If ur enraged that all across the country peaceful people's rights r being violated, #N17," OccupyWallStNYC, the movement's Twitter account, tweeted on Wednesday. The "#N17" refers to the demonstrators' massive protest plan on Nov. 17.

Occupiers intend to gather in front of the NYSE ahead of the opening bell Thursday to "confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice." They will meet at Zuccotti Park for breakfast at 7 a.m. EST and attempt to walk to the exchange shortly afterward.

Protesters then plan to occupy 16 subway and ferry transit terminals throughout the five boroughs at about 3 p.m. EST.

"November 17th we will remind the 1% and their representative Michael Bloomberg that you cannot stop an idea whose time has come!" a post on occupywallst.org said. "We will not stop moving forward until bankers and governments are held accountable for their crimes, until they respect every basic human right they trample on."

A New York police detective said that police hadn't released any information about what actions they might take in the face of these planned events, adding he wasn't sure if any information would be readily available to the public beforehand.

Officers cleared protesters who inhabited Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the area needed to be cleaned as it was unsanitary and hazardous. Police told occupiers they could eventually return to the park, but it wasn't until a judge issued a court order late afternoon Tuesday that police allowed people back into the square.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security reportedly coordinated with local police agencies and offered tactical and planning advice, according to a report in examiner.com.

Protesters said they intend to split three shifts across 24 hours every day in an effort to keep a permanent presence at Zuccotti Park, the New York Post reported .

Occupy Wall Street evictions have occurred in Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., and Denver as city officials have looked to clear public areas for safety and health concerns.

"I was recently on a conference call of 18 cities who had the same situation, where what had started as a political movement and a political encampment ended up being an encampment that was no longer in control of the people who started them," Oakland Mayor Jean Quan told the BBC.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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