Award of Excellence
"OCCUPY WALL STREET"
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a people powered movement that began on Sept 17, 2011 with the occupation of Zuccotti Park (Liberty Square) in the Financial District of lower Manhattan. This movement rapidly spread to many cities across United States and globally. While the movement is leaderless with no clearly defined goals, its simple messages of fighting for economic justice and fight against corporation greed struck a cord with millions of working class Americans.
Chanting slogans like "We are the 99%" in the streets of New York City, the protestors were determined to have daily non-violent, defiant protests.It was a huge headache and a pesky problem for New York City's Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Dept. Occupy movement has changed the national dialogue and it has waken the world the power of 99 Percent.
Occupy Wall Street in one of the many strategic, high profile, daily defiant demonstrations. Protesters march through Wall Street shouting effective slogans "Wall Street got bailed out and we got sold out" and "we are 99%" as streets are crowded with evening rush hour commuters.