Occupy Wall Street
On September 17, 2011 in New York City, the movement began. Demonstrators made their way to Wall Street to protest against corporate greed, government corruption, high levels of unemployment, and a widening income gap between the rich and poor in a time when more and more Americans are living below the poverty line.
The movement calls themselves the 99%, in contrast with the wealthiest 1% of the American population that owns a disproportionate share of the wealth. The Occupy Wall Street movement spread not only around the US, but in Canada, Europe, and the rest of the world.