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Occupy Wall Street Spreads Beyond NYC

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It's now been three weeks since the "Occupy Wall Street" protests began in New York City's Financial District, and the movement has grown, spreading to other cities in the U.S. Protesters have organized marches, rallies, and "occupations" from Boston to Boise, Los Angeles to New Orleans, Seattle to Tampa. Using social media, handmade signs, and their voices, they are voicing anger at financial and social inequality and protesting the influence of corporate money in politics. Seattle police recently arrested 25 protesters camping out in Westlake Park, following on the heels of 700 arrests on New York's Brooklyn Bridge last week. Collected here are a some of the scenes from these protests across the U.S. over the past week, as the movement moves forward with no signs of slowing. [44 photos]

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Protestors march through downtown Boise, Idaho, Wednesday October 5, 2011. Activists have been showing solidarity with movement in many cities, including Occupy Boise. More than 100 people withstood an afternoon downpour in Idaho's capital to protest. (AP Photo, Idaho Statesman/Darin Oswald)
Protestors march through downtown Boise, Idaho, Wednesday October 5, 2011. Activists have been showing solidarity with movement in many cities, including Occupy Boise. More than 100 people withstood an afternoon downpour in Idaho's capital to protest. (AP Photo, Idaho Statesman/Darin Oswald)
Daniel Todd from Brooklyn, a Wall Street protester, sits in a park in the financial district on his third day at the gathering on September 30, 2011 in New York City. "We are overpopulated as a nation and are killing our planet. We need to use our resources better and to build urban farms to feed city residents. I believe in the American Constitution and communal living" said Todd. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #
A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Rose Bookbinder) #
Police arrest a protester on New York's Brooklyn Bridge during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street on October 1, 2011. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said. (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith) #
Members of labor unions and others join Occupy Wall Street during a march in Lower Manhattan as they arrive near Zuccotti Park, on October 5, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
Occupy Wall Street activists and union members stage a protest near Wall Street in New York, on October 5, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) #
Union members and Occupy Wall Street protesters demonstrate near Wall Street in New York City, on October 5, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) #
Occupy Wall Street protesters march towards Zuccotti Park in New York's Financial District, on October 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) #
A woman carries a sign as members of trade unions join Occupy Wall Street protesters as they march to Foley Square, on October 5, 2011 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement march against the centralization of power and money in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 6, 2011. About 300 people participated in the march stopping to chant outside banks throughout downtown. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Laura Seitz,) #
Joshua Whisenhunt, a volunteer facilitator for the first day of Occupy Austin, instructs a crowd outside city hall about communicating with hand signals on Thursday afternoon October 6, 2011 in Austin Texas. (AP Photo/Thomas Allison - Daily Texan) #
Brighton Wallace takes part in an "Occupy Austin" protest at Austin City Hall, on October 6, 2011, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) #
Protesters hold banners while shouting slogans during a late afternoon march through downtown Los Angeles on October 3, 2011 in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) #
85-year-old Julia Botello and two other protesters chant as they leave a Bank of America just before police begin arresting demonstrators for occupying its lobby on October 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The demonstrators are marching to major bank offices to protest the role of Wall Street banks in the federal budget crisis and in solidarity with protesters in New York and other US cities. (David McNew/Getty Images) #
A couple kisses during a march in support of the New York Occupy Wall Street protests outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California, on October 3, 2011. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
A man shouts slogans as protesters occupy a Bank of America branch during a "Make Wall Street Banks Pay" protest march in Los Angeles, California, on October 6, 2011. Los Angeles Police said they arrested eleven people for trespassing at the branch. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
Protesters chanting "we are the 99%," march in downtown Tampa, Florida, in support of the Wall Street protest against financial greed and corruption, on October 6, 2011. About 400 protesters gathered singing and waving signs at passing motorists. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) #
Anti-corporate protesters display banners and placards as they take part in "Occupy DC" protest against corporation at the Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011. Protests against corporate power in the US took root in Washington on Thursday, with several hundred people occupying Freedom Plaza outside city hall to demand progressive reform. The Stop the Machine rally -- midway between the Capitol and the White House -- echoed the demands of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York that Thursday drew more than 5,000 people as well as labor-union support. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) #
A protester displays a sign during the "Occupy DC" protest in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) #
Protesters hold candles during a vigil as a part of the "Occupy DC" protest against corporations at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) #
About one thousand people gather and form a large "99%" in the middle of Freedom Plaza during an "occupation" of the plaza on October 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) #
Protesters sit in Freedom Plaza, forming a human "99%" shape during Occupy DC in Washington, on Thursday, October 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) #
Protesters shout slogans during a rally outside Houston's City Hall Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Dallas, Houston and Austin on Thursday as cities around Texas joined the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations demanding an end to corruption in politics and business. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) #
In Las Vegas, Nevada, Nicole Kalkofen (left) holds up a sign while participating in an Occupy Wall Street protest, on, October 6, 2011. Union officials, college students and homeowners facing foreclosure marched down the Las Vegas Strip in support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) #
Protesters shout slogans as they participate in an Occupy Wall Street demonstration on Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) #
A woman who identified herself as Janelle K. holds up a sign during an "Occupy Las Vegas" demonstration on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 6, 2011. (Reuters/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus) #
A man holds a protest sign during a march to Foley Square on October 5, 2011 in New York City. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) #
Commuters walk through Zuccotti Park in the financial district where Occupy Wall Street protesters are encamped in New York, on October 4, 2011. The protests have gathered momentum and gained participants in recent days as news of mass arrests and a coordinated media campaign by the protesters have given rise to similar demonstrations around the country. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) #
Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign march into the courtyard of New York Police Department headquarters in New York September 30, 2011. More than 500 people were gathered ahead of the start of the planned late afternoon march to One Police Plaza, the center of police operations, in downtown Manhattan. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson) #
A New York City police lieutenant swings his baton as he and other police try to stop protesters who breached a barricade to enter Wall Street after an Occupy Wall Street march on October 5, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement rally before marching through Lower Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City. Thousands of protesters including union members and college students from an organized walkout joined today's rally and march. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
People with the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park form a circle and meditate on October 5, 2011 in New York. The Occupy Wall Street protests started Sept. 17 with a few dozen demonstrators who tried to pitch tents in front of the New York Stock Exchange. Since then, hundreds have set up camp nearby in Zuccotti Park and have become increasingly organized, lining up medical aid and legal help and printing their own newspaper. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) #
Protesters affiliated with "Occupy NJ" chant during a protest outside the Goldman Sachs building at 30 Hudson Street October 6, 2011 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The protesters marched approximately a quarter of a mile along the waterfront chanting and beating drums. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
People march near City Hall Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Organizers of what is being called Occupy Philadelphia say Thursday's demonstration is meant to be a stand against corporate greed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #
Chris Garvey, left, talks to some of the members of the crowd near City Hall Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #
Dakota Lonewolf flies an upside-down U.S. flag as he takes part in a protest at an "Occupy Seattle" encampment in downtown Seattle's Westlake Park, on October 5, 2011. People protesting the current economic situation and other causes have been camped in the park for several days, mirroring demonstrations in other areas of the country. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #
Police arrest a man who refused to leave a tent pitched at an "Occupy Seattle" protest encampment in downtown Seattle's Westlake Park,on October 5, 2011. On Wednesday afternoon, police moved in and took down all of the tents, and arrested those who refused to leave them. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #
A protester screams as a Seattle Police officer pushes down on his head, on October 5, 2011, as police try to remove a tent pitched in downtown Seattle's Westlake Park during an "Occupy Seattle" protest. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) #
People parade down Tulane Ave. during the Occupy NOLA parade in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests on October 6, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group started at Orleans Parish Court before heading past City Hall and onto Lafayette Square. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Matthew Hinton) #
Occupy Boston protesters gather outside a building in the Financial district in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 5, 2011. The group is part of a nationwide grassroots movement in support of the ongoing Wall Street protests in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) #
Julien Jacque of Miami, left, Matt Laverge, of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his dog Mya, talk outside their tents in the Occupy Boston encampment on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across the street from the Federal Reserve building, in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) #
Dasha Taraban, 23, takes down signs from the Free Stamp after Occupy Cleveland held a rally on October 6, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio. The group is one of several across the country mirroring the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) #
In Portland, Oregon, demonstrators show support for the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate power on October 6 2011. Demonstrators marched downtown Thursday afternoon, disrupting traffic and businesses. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl Stevens) #
Demonstrators supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate power protest fill Pioneer Square, in Portland, Oregon, on October 6 2011. Protesters marched downtown on Thursday afternoon, disrupting traffic and businesses. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) #

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