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Occupy Wall Street

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In New York City's Financial District, hundreds of activists have been converging on Lower Manhattan over the past two weeks, protesting as part of a burgeoning "Occupy Wall Street" movement. The demonstrations are largely rallies against the influence of corporate money in politics, but participants also say they are upset about what they see as corporate greed, and, financial and social inequality. Nearly 80 people were arrested last weekend in a series of incidents with the New York police as the protesters attempted to march uptown. Most are now camped out in Zucotti Park, near Wall Street. Demonstrations also took place yesterday in San Francisco, and an "Occupy Boston" protest is planned for tonight, September 30. Collected here are a handful of images of the protesters occupying Wall Street from the past two weeks. [35 photos]

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"Occupy Wall Street" protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. Frustrated protesters have been speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality on and near Wall Street for the past two weeks. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James)
"Occupy Wall Street" protesters march and hold signs in New York City on September 17, 2011. Frustrated protesters have been speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality on and near Wall Street for the past two weeks. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James)
Protesters with Occupy Wall Street march up Wall Street towards the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, on Monday, September 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) #
In the midst of protests, New York City police officers stand near barricades surrounding "Charging Bull", the 7,100 lb bronze sculpture that symbolizes Wall Street and New York's financial district. September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY David Shankbone) #
People protesting the economic system flood financial district sidewalks as office workers head to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #
An Occupy Wall Street protester wearing an "anonymous" Guy Fawkes mask holds up a sign in New York's financial district on September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Carwil Bjork-James) #
Police officers erected barricades as people protesting the economic system flooded financial district streets and sidewalks while office workers headed to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #
New York City police officers use a flexible orange net to block and pen in Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and some curious onlookers as well. Photo taken on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
People protesting the economic system walk on a financial district sidewalk as office workers head to work on September 19, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #
Businessmen look at demonstrators opposed to corporate greed on a Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Police arrest a person in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Police detain a woman in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Police arrest a man in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. The officer at right has been identified as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who appeared to have pepper-sprayed several peaceful protesters in a number of videos found on YouTube. The NYPD has launched an internal probe into the allegations. Video of the incident can be seen here. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Milk pours down a man's face, used to treat his eyes, which were affected by pepper spray used during an Occupy Wall Street protest on September 25, 2011, in New York City. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Demonstrators protesting corporate greed march from nearby Zucotti park to Wall Street amid heavy police presence, on September 20, 2011, in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) #
Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest set up laptop computers in New York's financial district, on September 20, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
A reporter with Russian Television International speaks to Occupy Wall Street protesters who have camped out in New York's financial district on September 20, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Former New York Governor David Paterson (center) stops to talk to demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign in Zucotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A protest sleeps in Zuccotti Park in New York City on September 19, 2011, where demonstrators against the economic system have been gathering since Saturday the 17th. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images) #
A reporter speaks to a video camera in front of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, on September 19, 2011. Original here. (CC BY Paul Weiskel) #
Demonstrators gather to call for the occupation of Wall Street, Saturday, September 17, 2011, in New York City. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
An Occupy Wall Street protester speaks to New York City police officers on September 17, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Mike Fleshman) #
Philosopher Cornel West (center) stops to talk to demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign in Zucotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A protester holds up a sign in Zuccotti Park, in New York City, on September 28 2011. Original here. (CC BY David Shankbone) #
Filmmaker Michael Moore waves during a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park in New York, on September 26, 2011. The protesters, many of whom are camping out in the lower Manhattan plaza to speak out against corporate greed and social inequality, got a morale boost from Moore, who told the crowd they were the start of something big. (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith) #
A protester from the Occupy Wall Street campaign sleeps underneath a plastic sheet in Zuccotti Park near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Morning commuters walk past Occupy Wall Street campaign protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York, on September 27, 2011. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) #
Chris Parisi (center) stands with a sign in Zucotti Park during a demonstration by the Occupy Wall Street campaign near the financial district of New York, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
Demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
Police carry away a participant in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street in New York on Saturday September 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) #
A protester with Occupy Wall Street holds up a sign and an American flag on September 26, 2011, in New York City. Original here. (CC BY Sasha Kimel) #
Across the country, in San Francisco, Nick Galloro, of Berkeley, holds a sign during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #
A group of demonstrators scuffles with a Charles Schwab employee (right) at the door during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #
A group of demonstrators are detained by police inside a Chase banking center during a rally against banking institutions as part of the Occupy Wall Street campaign in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. The demonstrators were later released. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #
Brenda Reed (center), speaks after being released by the police after earlier being detained while protesting inside a Chase banking center during a rally against banking institutions in San Francisco, California, on September 29, 2011. (Reuters/Stephen Lam) #
A woman holds up a sign reading "Compassion is Revolutionary" during the Occupy Wall Street protests happening in Zuccotti Park, in the financial district of New York, on September 26, 2011. Original here. (CC BY SA Paul Stein) #

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