In New York City’s Madison Square Park, hundreds of people attended a Free University "Free University" hosted by Occupy Wall Street, where professors gave
free classes to May Day protesters. Activists said the event marked an
alternative means of sharing knowledge outside the capitalist system.
"This movement is all about building community and sharing and coming up
with alternatives to the economic system that’s so pervasive in our
lives in everything that we do," said Amin Husain, a key facilitator for
the Occupy movement, who attended the event.