Students March to Union Square (Updated)

Photos: Nick DeSantis and Susan Keyloun

Our reporter Nick DeSantis has been tweeting from outside of New York University’s Stern School of Business, where a large group has gathered for a “student strike” as part of Occupy Wall Street’s “Day of Action.” As of Nick’s last tweet at 2:41 p.m. the group had arrived in Union Square after a demonstration involving a brass band, a piñata, and a few words about student debt. At Union Square, they plan to “occupy the subway,” per a flyer. Follow Nick and The Local, and check back here for updates.

Update | 4:05 p.m. We’ve created a slideshow with photos from Union Square, where protesters who marched from lower Manhattan have joined the group that marched from the Stern School of Business. We’ll add more as they come in. Add your own to The Local’s Flickr pool. Another reporter for The Local, Ian Duncan, is tweeting from the scene and has observed at least two police helicopters overhead. Follow him for real-time updates.

Update | 8:05 p.m. Video: Thousands of Students (and Anne Hathaway) Protest in Union Square