New York (CNN) - Political activists from MoveOnPolitical.org and other liberal organizations gathered Wednesday in New York to protest against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and corporate greed.
Romney held a private breakfast fundraiser at the Grand Hyatt hotel while two dozen protesters stood outside chanting and holding mock campaign signs that read "Greed is Good! Romney-Gekko 2012," referring to the infamous Wall Street movie and fictional character Gordon Gekko, played by actor Michael Douglas. The signs showed a photo of Romney as CEO of Bain Capital.
The peaceful demonstration lasted one hour. Shortly before then, a handful of people attempted to walk into the Hyatt to speak to Romney, but were quickly turned away by hotel security for being on private property, and because they were not guests of the hotel.