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OCCUPY WALL STREET PROJECT
Transcript of OCCUPY WALL STREET PROJECT
What the protesters call the "1 percent"–are earning more money than ever, while average workers–the "other 99 percent"–are struggling to make a living wage.
Protests of the Movement Description of Movement It began in September 2011. Activists first launched the movement by gathering in a park near the Wall Street financial district in New York City. The movement soon spread to other U.S. cities, as well as to cities in other countries. Protest effort that aims to highlight economic inequality in the United States. Want the government to help create jobs and reduce income inequality. Want to lessen the influence of corporations on politics. Many protesters express anger at what they consider corporate greed. Argue that political and economic systems in the United States unfairly favor corporations and the wealthiest people. Prior to the start of the protests, the Canadian magazine Adbusters had proposed an “occupation” of Wall Street to address economic inequality and corporate influences on government. The protests began on Sept. 17, 2011. That day, hundreds of people gathered at Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district. Many of the protesters set up camp in the park. On October 1, police arrested large numbers of protesters during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The protests gained increased public attention following the mass arrests. Primary Research