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Demonstrators with ‘Occupy Wall Street’ continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on October 20, 2011. The demonstrators are protesting bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment.
Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement lift a chainlink fence while storming into Duarte Square in New York, December 17, 2011.
Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign march in the rain through the streets of the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment.
A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement pours liquid over the eyes of another fellow protester to ease the pain from pepper spray during an unannounced raid by the New York City Police Department outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of November 15, 2011. Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement from the park in New York City’s financial district where they have camped since September.
An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested by New York City Police during what protest organizers called a “Day of Action” in New York November 17, 2011. Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through New York’s financial district toward the stock exchange to protest economic inequality at the heart of American capitalism.
Retired Episcopal bishop George E. Packard (purple robe) and other protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement are detained after climbing a ladder to illegally trespass on a privately-owned piece of land near Juan Pablo Duarte Square during a march in New York December 17, 2011. Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters took to the New York streets in an attempt to establish a new encampment, with a number arrested as they tried to move onto church-owned land.
Police circle the gazebo at St. James Park after they moved in to evict protesters from the “Occupy Toronto” movement in Toronto November 23, 2011. Backed by a court order, police arrived at the downtown park at dawn and began removing unoccupied tents and garbage, while some protesters screamed at them, some sang and played guitar, and others dug in for an expected stand-off and forcible removal. Protesters first set up shop in Toronto’s St. James Park in mid-October, following the lead of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York’s Zuccotti Park.
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Eveline Constance Heijkamp, a 22-year-old Occupy Amsterdam demonstrator, prepares for her wedding to Gijs Peskens inside a tent on the Beursplein in
Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 19, 2011.
A member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Raven, gets a shave from Larry Left who is contributing his barber skills to the movement, in Zuccotti Park near the financial district of New York October 12, 2011.
Adam Murray, a member of the ‘Occupy’ protest camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral, sits in a coffee shop with his laptop computer close to the camp, in central London November 9, 2011.
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A protester yells at a police officer as by-law officers served eviction notices to occupants of the Occupy Toronto encampment in St. James Park in Toronto Monday, November 21, 2011. The eviction notices came following the court ruling by Justice David Brown that the City of Toronto has authority to evict the occupants of the Occupy Toronto encampment.
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A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had locked arms and blocked access to the New York Stock Exchange area November 17, 2011 in New York. Some 1,000 protesters converged on Wall Street and fights erupted outside the New York Stock Exchange amid a tense face-off with police. Demonstrators scuffled with men in business suits trying to push their way through the throngs on the way to work at the start of a day of protests in a show of force by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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Occupy Wall Street protestors lock arms and block access to the New York Stock Exchange area November 17, 2011 in New York. Some 1,000 protesters converged on Wall Street and fights erupted outside the New York Stock Exchange amid a tense face-off with police. Demonstrators scuffled with men in business suits trying to push their way through the throngs on the way to work at the start of a day of protests in a show of force by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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A New York City police officer scuffles with Occupy Wall Street protesters after they were evicted from Succotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York. Hundreds of police in riot gear dismantled the Occupy Oakland camp, evicting and arresting protesters in the second such US move in as many days as authorities get tough against the two-month-old protest movement.
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NYPD officers push a fence back against activists as they try and gain entrance to the private park owned by Trinity Church next to Duarte Square at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street on December 17, 2011 in New York City. Activists marked the three month anniversary to the Occupy Wall Street movement with speeches and performances in Durante Square.
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Los Angeles Police Department officers inspect a tent as they raid the Occupy Los Angeles encampment on the front lawn of Los Angeles City Hall in the early hours of November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Protesters have remained on the City Hall lawn despite a deadline, set by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to dismantle their campsite and leave the park which the city declared closed as of 12:01 am November 28th.