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What began as a series of demonstrations in New York criticizing corporate greed has now grown into organized protests railing against a vast array of topics throughout the world.
In recent days, we’ve spotted some especially compelling photographs that tell the story and capture the intensity of this grassroots movement that has captivated the world.
iReporter Barb Mayer's photograph of an Occupy protest in Rome, Italy on Saturday captures the violence that resulted in a police intervention with water cannons and tear gas. Protesters broke windows with rocks, and succeeded in setting a car on fire, as pictured above.
Also on Saturday, iReporter Hanna Brenner took this picture of the Occupy protest she stumbled upon in Salamanca, Spain after watching a dance performance. She was awestruck by the energy and passion of the protesters and how peaceful and organized the protest was.
Meanwhile, 3,000 protesters gathered peacefully in Copenhagen, Denmark at City Hall Square. iReporter Mikkel Wiese captured this moment and said he sympathized with "the peacefully-minded protesters and their concern for the poor."
Occupy Vancouver protesters championed their status as the ninety-nine percent and voiced their frustrations with the corruption and what they see as an unfair distribution of power within their society. iReporter Amanda Calliou snapped this photo of one man amidst a crowd of protesters.
Check out how the Occupy Wall Street protests have unfolded over the past month in iReport's Open Story, a collaborative effort of CNN staffers and iReporters telling the story side by side. And, if you’ve been to an Occupy protest anywhere in the world, feel free to share your story and images.
Suggested nickname for participants in the "Occupy" movement (if indeed it qualifies as a movement): Occupados. rsg007
Whoo.. this is our time people.. stand up and take earth from the illuminati
You can catch more flies with sugar than vinegar. Keep the movement alive without violence.
Infonomics, Too late. Violence has already occured.
"Take the earth from the illuminati"?
I say, let's all just go back to living in caves and dump the corporations.
This movement is not going to accomplish anything at all. If people resort to violence to show that they are not going to take it anymore then we will see some changes. Protesting never accomplishes anything.
This is pitiful. You had one month and 1000 cities all over the globe with occupations and these are the photos you come up with? You need to hire about 200 free lance photographers to catch up with the rest of the world on "occupy". Too bad you ignored it for so long. F- to your editorial department.
This movement is nothing more than a call to Socialism.. 90% of the people there at OWS are the "Poor whoas me" generation who got their degree in liberal arts and wondering why they can't find a job. The REAL message of the 10% has been drowned out and hijacked.. Now we have movie stars coming out in support of OWS.. But wait! Aren't the same people OWS is protesting?
Don't worry once it gets cold out it will cease to exist or slow to a crawl. They remaining ones can sip their Starbucks (SBUX) or use their iPhone (APPL) and maybe sleep in their tent from Dick's (DKS). And if they want to they can search the web on Google (GOOG) for other protests.
Without the establishment they would have no latte, no iPhone, no tent, or Google.
If you want to make a statement go ditch all corporate products. That friends makes standing in the cold an easy proposition!
A great show meaning we do not want the big gap between the poor and the rich in our future generations any more
At least smaller for the SAKE OF MORE EQUALITY.
keep a peaceful movement please and no violent !
I guess all the protestors are able to contribute to society is the noise they produce.
There is a heaven!...and Deng Xiaoping looked down and took a big "global" dump.
UNITE and FIGHT
I understand the frustration as a lot of Americans currently do. We all have a tendency to place blame on someone else to make ourselves feel better. But, I wonder if this blame game is directed at the right target. Sure, Wall Street has some to blame but who really is to blame here? Wall Street,Pres.Bush or ourselves or just a combination of all three? I say we don't place blame and step up as people and fix the problem our own way! We need a second coming of an American Industrial Revolution or "AIR 2" to happen! Would bring jobs and pride back to the American people. "If you want something done right, do it yourself." This is the prime example of that quote!
This movement helps give the World back a sense of conscience. Conscience is what God gave us to distinguish good from bad. Guilt was given so that we would feel remorseful for doing wrong to help us do right in the future. Where some may downplay the movement, they cannot deny that it brought out a sense of conscience consciouness.
All planned as for centuries, and prior to 9-11, after using attorneys, with illegally hired judges, and operating them also with federal money, their pay accounts, mass layoffs, federal and state pay accounts, by many Bush, and other families, Genovese and other families in crime by numbers (yes, there are more Bushes than one G Bush just as the others are listed on databases, linked in, and who is working where; and many Clintons, now setting up Clinton Hospitals after another four times of embezzling all state, federal money and the arrests of judges illegally hired along with attorneys they funnel money to and bank through HSBC, setting up banks in England and arrests of CEO's, other bankers, as if they were 'Royal', Biden in crime), who also operate Google, FB, directors, directors of ACLU with the court, and federal healthcare, retirement accounts and local banking, all in the same accounts, which is not 'corruption,' but illegal, regardless of how vast, and the media downline, senators operating with them, and Clintons in crime, Obama, (Biden over 30 years) banking the embezzlement of all state and police pay union, teachers also, by mass hysterical stupidity that became 90% moved toward retardation called "Solidarity," movements and crime by brainwashing; they depend on the propaganda of just 'rights' and move the 90% into "Solidarity," (as well as Argentina, and durign the 1970's), massive protests and then use, hope not, NATO, for more crimes (already and foreigners used on military bases on public as well as crimes by 'testing' right in PA streets)
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May this movement be one of the step for Anti Christ who will rule the world with peace and prosperity (without God)
Could the Occupy movement be the beginnings of the US Civil War II?
Let me express a quote from Thomas Jefferson “I believe that the Banking Institutions are more dangerous than standing Armies…
If the American people ever allow the private banks to control the issue of currency….The Banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered”-Thomas Jefferson (1773-1826)
Today Thomas Jefferson would be considered a Terrorist by the elite of our society. The voices of the Occupy Wall street community are truly patriots for equitable socio-economic Justice. It is a revolution of change outside of the framework institutional control in plain language the voice of the afflicted crying in the wilderness for justice. The Proverb says when the wicked reigns the people cry but when the righteous reigns there is great rejoicing. Who among the corporate media will stand up for the voices and principles of the founding fathers? The cry of the majority of the people will always triumph.