Occupy Movement


Wed May 2, 2012
Around the Nation

Occupy Movement Marks May Day With Protests

The Occupy protest movement was out in force Tuesday. May 1 is traditionally a day for labor demonstrations. For the most part, the demonstrations were noisy and theatrical but restrained.



Tue May 1, 2012
Occupy Denver

Occupy Protesters Mark May Day in Denver

Protesters marching along 14th Ave in Denver Tuesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Several hundred Occupy Denver protesters marched from Civic Center Park through the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood this afternoon as part of a national effort of marches and rallies to mark May Day. 

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Tue May 1, 2012
The Two-Way

May Day Protests Underway In U.S., Worldwide

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 3:52 pm

Two members of Occupy Oakland join striking Golden Gate Bridge, bus and ferry workers at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Larkspur, Calif on Tuesday.
Eric Risberg AP

From Brazil to England, from Morocco to Paraguay, May Day protests are on their way.

Here in the United States we're seeing protests in both coasts from New York to Los Angeles.

Here's how The Wall Street Journal set up the protests in Manhattan:

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Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Protests Planned Across The United States To Mark May Day

The Occupy movement will try to regain the momentum it created last fall.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

A collection of activists — from labor unions to immigrant rights groups — are planning protests across the country tomorrow to mark May Day.

Of course, the highest profile organization is Occupy Wall Street, which has called for a "general strike" and says events are planned in 135 U.S. cities.

Here's how the movement describes its plans on its website:

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Wed April 25, 2012

Activists Disrupt Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 4:33 pm



And there were protests and arrests at the Wells Fargo annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco yesterday. The demonstration - led by the Occupy Movement - was over the bank's foreclosure and lending policies. Hundreds of protesters bought bank shares so they could attend the meeting and disrupt proceedings. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: While hundreds sought to disrupt the meeting, several dozen people representing community groups had purchased stock.]

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