2011 September 17

Occupy Wall Street Protests Begin

 

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement began on this day as a protest against the growing inequality in American society, and it quickly spread to many other cities across the country. The protests created difficult issues regarding the scope of the right to freedom of assembly, and some efforts to evict occupy camps involved police brutality. The OWS movement eventually lost its focus, however, and by 2012 had virtually disappeared.

Watch a video compilation of police brutality incidents: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45VGFgiFu7Y

Watch the video “From Wall Street to Oakland”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyxkJdbXtw

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