This is What Democracy Looks Like
Occupy protesters, unions, and other progressive groups came together today — the two-month anniversary of the occupation of Wall Street — for an international day of action for the 99 Percent.
Here are some snaps from today’s actions in New York City and other photos from around the country.
New York City
The above photos were all taken in Lower Manhattan near Wall Street.
The photo at right is from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and the photo on the lower left is shot of the poster for today’s day of action affixed to a window overlooking the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Scenes From Across the U.S.
These photos (clockwise from top left) are from Iowa City, Los Angeles, Portland, and Berkeley.
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