Occupy Wall Street

A look at Occupy Wall Street and other notable Occupy movements in the United States.

Special thanks to all the people who posted their photo's of Occupy on Flickr. Also thanks to the folks at theweek.com whose own timeline gave me a great framework.;xNLx;;xNLx;http://theweek.com/article/index/220100/occupy-wall-street-a-protest-timeline

2011-07-13 20:16:52

Are you ready for a tahrir moment?

The culture-jamming Canadian magazine Adbusters calls for a general strike and occupation of Wall Street.

2011-08-23 20:16:52

Anonymous Supports

Hacktivist group Anonymous sends out a press release detailing their support for the Occupy movement.

2011-09-17 00:00:00

Occupy Takes Flight

1000 People in New York City descend into lower Manhattan in protest against Wall Street.

2011-09-17 13:51:11

a little help from my friends

Together with over 39 organizations labour unions band together with OWS for a reported 15,000 person march.

2011-09-19 20:16:52

Star Power

With OWS in it's infancy, and many mainstream news outlets ignoring the protests, Roseanne Barr visit's Liberty Plaza to lend her support and offer her own interpretation of the Occupy movement.

2011-09-20 09:06:57

This Ain't no Party

Police and city officials try and contain Occupy operations by enacting a law from 1845 that prohibits the wearing of masks unless it's for "a masquerade party or like entertainment"

2011-09-20 23:34:53

Yahoo Accused of censorship

Many people reported that Yahoo's email service was censoring e-mails that contained the link http://occupywallst.org. Yahoo later apologized for the disruption, admitting there was a technical error in their system.

2011-09-21 03:53:35

Coverage is Thin

Despite a large and growing following American networks shy away from covering Occupy Wall Street, and Keith Olbermann calls them out on it.

2011-09-22 23:15:15

Day of Outrage

In response to the controversial execution of Troy Davis several hundred protestors march through lower Manhattan, breaking through police barricades.

2011-09-23 20:37:22


While at times sympathetic to protestors Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a weekly radio show: "What they’re [OWS] trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city.”

2011-09-24 09:06:57

Occupy Chicago

“Occupy Chicago is here to fight corporate abuse of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”

2011-09-24 20:16:52

Off to the NYSE!

Hundreds of protestors organize a march from Liberty Plaza to the New York Stock Exchange. The protestors were not able to reach their destination as police barricades prevented their access; 80 protestors were arrested.

2011-09-24 20:16:52

questionable force

On the same day that hundreds marched (unsuccessfully) to the NYSE, this video surfaced of a protestor allegedly being maced by a police officer.

2011-09-28 04:09:44

Labour Joins In

38,000 Members of New York's Transportation Workers United (TWU) Local 100 union endorse Occupy Wall Street

2011-09-28 04:09:44


In a statement New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says that Liberty Plaza, though privately owned, is legally required to remain open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

2011-09-30 02:08:03

Warm Reception

On opening day of OWS this video surfaced of Wall Street's toast to protestors.

2011-09-30 02:08:59

Peaceful against brutality

In response to the intense police response to protest last week, a 1000 protestors march to the NYPD head office. Among the protestors was a heavy labour presence. No arrests were made during the march.

2011-10-01 03:53:35

Thousands March Hundreds Arrested

Amid growing indifference from mainstream media, 5000 protestors march across the Brooklyn Bridge, 700 are arrested.

2011-10-01 09:06:57

We are the 99%

Over a 9 day period more than 20 Occupy protests are organized across the United States.

2011-10-03 02:08:03

I'm your boogieman

Hundreds of protestors head down to NYSE dressed as [corporate] zombies.

2011-10-05 08:46:24

Huge turnout

Thousands of protesters estimated between 5,000 - 15,000 march from Foley Square in lower Manhattan to Zuccotti Park. Among the protestors was a host of union organizations such has the National Nurses Union and the American Federation of Musicians Local 802.

2011-10-06 07:55:02

Protest in Portland

On a day that saw several Occupy protests spring up across the United States, the most notable was a 5000 person protest in Portland Oregon.

2011-10-06 08:19:18

Yeah They're Probably Frustrated

President Obama addresses Occupy Wall Street protest.

2011-10-09 03:35:09

Slavoj Zizek Pays a Visit

The famed philosopher spent the afternoon at Ziccotti Park to lend support for the movement.

2011-10-13 20:37:22

Ship out

Brookfield Properties, the owner of Zuccotti Park, tells protestors that they have to vacate so that the area can be cleaned. The NYPD and Mayors office reiterate these statements and adding to them, stating that the protestors may return but may not bring sleeping bags, tarps, or lye down.

2011-10-14 20:37:22


“Brookfield believes they can work out an arrangement with the protesters that will ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use and that the situation is respectful of residents and businesses downtown,” Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway

2011-10-15 01:52:24

Occupy the World

The movement which is already in full swing across the united states spreads globally. As of today there are 951 Occupy movements in 82 countries worldwide.

2011-10-15 20:22:57

Stay in your own backyard

A thousand person marched headed through New York's Time Square arriving at the US Army's recruiting center. The purpose of the march was to criticize the amount of money government spends overseas while many at home are suffering.

2011-10-15 20:22:57

Dr. Cornell West Arrested

The Princeton University professor and public intellectual was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court along with 18 others.

2011-10-16 17:38:19

I work for the 99%

On the eve of a bus tour that sees the president making stops in North Carolina and Virginia he expressed support for the frustrations echoed by the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

2011-10-17 06:41:01

Church and State

Caitlin Curran , a freelance journalist, was fired from NPR's radio WNYC for participating in the occupy protest. Curran was photographed holding a sign during the protest. Her boss at WNYC said that it is poor journalistic practice to be involved in an event she was covering.

2011-10-20 19:48:10

You Thought Opera was dramatic

NPR fires Lisa Simeone who hosted an opera program that the company produced was fired for being involved in Occupy DC. The publicly funded company said that her support of the movement violated journalist practices.

2011-10-25 00:12:42

Tempers rise in Oakland

85 people are arrested after police evacuated Frank Ogawa plaza (Occupy Oakland) using tear gas. Former Marine Scott Olsen is badly injured during the event.

2011-10-25 01:55:26

Standing in solidarity

Egyptian activists who helped overthrow Hosni Mubarak lend their support and draw parallels between the Occupy movement and "Arab Spring".

2011-10-26 00:12:42

Man down

Hundreds of protests march to Union Square in support of the fallen protestor and Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen

2011-11-02 00:12:42

Veterans Occupy

Iraq war veterans march in support of the Occupy Movement. For the first time, police allow the protesters to pass the barrier set up on Wall Street.

2011-11-02 00:12:42

Rage in Oakland

An estimate 10,000 individuals participated in Occupy Oakland's general strike. Succeeding in closing the Port of Oakland, protesters were subjected to tear gas and rubber bullets at the hands of police. 80 People were arrested.

2011-11-05 22:27:23

Bank Transfer Day

40,000 People withdrew funds from larger banks and deposited 80 million dollars into small community-based credit unions as a part of National Bank Transfer Day.

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