Protesters called on the government to "bail out the people" during a rally that worked its way up Wall Street on Friday.
Those attending the rally said normal citizens should get some of the billions of dollars being spent to save big business and banks.
The rally started in downtown Manhattan with a march down Broadway and ends at the iconic statue of a bull on Wall Street. Hundreds of people turned out even as a steady rain fell across the City.
Police arrested four people on disorderly conduct charges after they tried to walk in the middle of Broadway in downtown.
They plan to repeat the protest Saturday, with chanting and drumming.