Occupy Wall Street

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  • The Start

    The Start
    The tumblr page -Protesters began to start posting photos and stories on the "We are the 99%" Tumblr page.
    -"nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything."
  • Protests begin

    Protests begin
    Map-1000 people gathered in downtown Manhattan and walk up and down wall street.
    -they settled in Zuccotti Park
  • The arrests begin

    The arrests begin
    -80 people were arrested and women were sprayed with peper spray
    -Occupy Wall street starts to get media coverage
    -A protest starts in Chicago
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge
    -700 protestors were arrested during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge
    -the mass arrest put protestors on the front page of many neswpapers and news broadcasts
    -Protests started in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles
  • Invasion on the Financial District

    Invasion on the Financial District
    -over 40 organizations came together to join Occupy Wall Street's movement through the financial district.
    -about 15,000 people marched
    -officals "swat protestors with batons and spray them with mace."
  • You have to leave

    You have to leave
    -The company that owns Zuccotti park announced that protestors must leave by 7 A.M. the next morning.
    -They were going to clean and allow protestors back in but new rules would come into play.
    -the next day the cleaning is postponed due to possible conflicts between the protestors and the police.
  • Obama speaks out

    Obama speaks out
    -Obama sends mixed messages on Nightline
    -"understands the frustrations"
    -"not that different from some of the protests we saw coming form the Tea Party."
  • Bank Transfer Day

    Bank Transfer Day
    -protestors march on major banks and financial institutions
    -urge Americans to move their money from big banks and into smaller community credit unions.
    -600,000 Americans pulled their cash out of major banks
  • Two-Month Anniversary

    Two-Month Anniversary
    -On the two-month anniversary of the movement, protestors march towards the New York stock exchange and occupy other locations
    -There were other movements in other cities as well
    -Hundreds are arrested
  • Pepper Spray

    Pepper Spray
    -University of California, Davis, protestors were sprayed with pepper spray
    -a video hit the internet
    -the university's chancellor asked the officers to leave for investigation
  • Person of the Year

    Person of the Year
    -Time magazine announced person of the year as "person of the year"
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