democracynow.orgAmong the many Occupy protests throughout New York City yesterday was a rally that attracted more than a thousand students to Union Square, a public park with a long-history of political demonstrations.

During a march out of the park, hundreds of people thronged into the street and attempted to occupy a New School building . Democracy Now! speaks with a New York University student participating in the march and a New School professor who has incorporated the Occupy movement into his curriculum “as a prism through which to view a lot of broader social issues this semester.” We also talk to The Nation correspondent John Nichols who says, “I don’t think that a year ago anybody would have predicted that on a cold rainy day in November 2011 you would have thousands and thousands of young people out on the streets in New York City and in cities across the country. Something has changed.”