Protests against Wall Street greed spread across the US

PROTESTS against Wall Street spread across the US as demonstrators marched on Federal Reserve banks in a show of anger over the wobbly economy and corporate greed.

In Manhattan, hundreds of protesters dressed as corporate zombies in white face paint lurched past the New York Stock Exchange clutching fistfuls of fake money.

In Chicago, demonstrators pounded drums in the city's financial district. Others pitched tents or waved protest signs at passing cars in Boston, St Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

The arrests of 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend galvanised discontented Americans.

"I've felt this way for a long time. I've really just kind of been waiting for a movement to come along that I thought would last," said Steven Harris, a laid-off truck driver in Kansas City.

The Occupy Wall Street protests started on September 17 with a few dozen demonstrators who tried to pitch tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Since then, hundreds have set up camp in a park nearby and have become increasingly organised.