Six months and a few days ago, a global movement manifested in America. Occupy Wall Street, at first isolated to New York, rallied around the economic rights of the “99%,” the average Americans who—the movement felt—are most affected by the economic downturn.
Occupy movements sprouted up across the U.S. and strengthened around the globe. Initially, the movement gained great recognition and participation, but the momentum seemed to have died down at the onset of winter—at least until now.
Saturday, Occupy protesters reestablished their presence on Wall Street. They rebuilt their camp in Zuccotti Park, a popular hangout for New York financial workers. Police quickly cleared out the camp, but the move reignited interest in the current state of the Occupy movement.
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