Occupy Wall Street activists protested in lower Manhattan

Written on:September 17, 2012
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By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News

Looking to reignite their movement on its one-year anniversary, several hundred Occupy Wall Street activists protested in lower Manhattan Monday, staging a sit-in near the iconic New York Stock Exchange and swarming through the streets in costumes and toting American flags and signs.  Read More

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Ten Thousand Massed at Foley Square

Written on:November 17, 2011
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At 3PM, thousands of students, workers, and other supporters gathered in Union Square chanting “Shut the city down!” and using the People’s Mic to share stories of how banks and corporate greed have impacted the 99%. Simultaneously, Occupiers took to multiple subway stations in all five boroughs. Students chanted “CUNY should be free!” and “Student Power!” as they took to the streets along 16th and 5th Avenue, shutting down traffic…

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Before & After

Written on:November 16, 2011
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New York police cleared out the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters’ camp in a nighttime sweep early Tuesday. The protesters have been camped out in privately owned Zuccotti Park since mid-September, but a judge upheld the city’s eviction. Read More

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NYC Occupy camp

Written on:November 15, 2011
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Hundreds of police officers, some in riot gear, descended on Zuccotti Park after midnight Tuesday in a surprise sweep of the Occupy Wall Street headquarters. Protesters were chained to trees and each other but were removed from the park, which was cleared in less than three hours. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said there were about 70 arrests in the park, while NBC New York’s Jonathan Dienst, who…

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100 Arrests In Occupy Chicago Protest

Written on:October 23, 2011
100 Arrests In Occupy Chicago Protest

CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement stood their ground in a downtown park in defiance of police orders to clear out and authorities reported they made at least 100 arrest early today. Occupy Chicago spokesman Joshua Kaunert vowed the protests will continue in Chicago. Police began making arrests after warning demonstrators in Chicago’s Grant Park — in the area known as Congress Plaza — that it was…

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