Occupy Wall Street Protest

Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances occupied a downtown Financial District plaza near Wall Street last fall. They were eventually evicted by the police. With today marking the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, protestors again rally their troops near the New York Stock Exchange.

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With today marking the one-year anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street, protestors again rally their troops near the New York Stock Exchange. While attempting to form a people's wall blockade, six protestors were handcuffed and removed. Click to see more photos from current and previous Wall Street protests.
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Protestors fill an intersection during a march to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
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A protester looks out from a police van after being arrested during the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
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Protestor Anna Roblin is arrested on the anniversary of the grassroots movement.
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About 150 protestors chant during an Occupy Wall Street march in New York on Sept. 17, 2012. At least six were arrested outside the New York Stock Exchange in the morning, while more were taken into custody near Pine Street.
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At least six protesters are arrested during Occupy Wall Street demonstrations on September 17, 2012 in New York City.
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A protestor affiliated with Occupy Wall Street holds a sign fashioned as a birthday cake. Marches and rallies in more than 30 cities across the globe are scheduled to commemorate the movement's anniversary.
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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as images from the Occupy Wall Street anniversary demonstrations are shown on television.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters march near Wall Street on the one-year anniversary of the movement in New York.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester holds an American flag upside down as a sign of distress near Wall Street on the one-year anniversary of the New York movement.
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Protestors dance and sing during a concert in New York City's Foley Square on September 16 as they gear up for the one-year anniversary march.
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Police take Amanda Lodoza, an activist associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, into custody during a march in New York. She is among the 12 arrested on Saturday.
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An Occupy Wall Street protestor holds up a sign that reads "I Believe Money is NOT the answer," in Foley Square on the eve of the one-year anniversary.
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Occupy Wall Street protestors gather outside of the Staten Island Ferry Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Click forward to take a look back at previous Occupy demonstrations.
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Occupy Wall Street protestors gather near the Staten Island Ferry station Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
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Occupy Wall Street protestors walk past the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters relax in a small encampment across the street from the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, April 12.
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Occupy Wall Street activists march during a rally to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24.
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Police officers on scooters escort Occupy Wall Street activists during a march and rally to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24.
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Police officers detain a Occupy Wall Street activist during a march to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24.
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Police officers detain a couple of Occupy Wall Street activists during a march to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24.
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An Occupy Wall Street activist wears a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin during a march and rally to call for NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's immediate resignation, Saturday, March 24.
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Occupy Wall Street demonstrators stand and cheer in front of the George Washington statue on Wall Street as they celebrate the protest's sixth month, Saturday, March 17, 2012.
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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is pushed back from the scene of an arrest by a police officer after a march in celebration of the protest's sixth month, Saturday, March 17.
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Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march while holding signs near Wall Street to celebrate the protest's sixth month, Saturday, March 17, 2012, in New York. With the city's attention focused on the huge St. Patrick's Day Parade many blocks uptown, the Occupy rally at Zuccotti Park on Saturday drew a far smaller crowd than the demonstrations seen in the city when the movement was at its peak in the fall. A couple hundred people attended.
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Donna Marinelli, of New Britain, Conn., foreground, and her cousin David Monarca, use their phones as they spend the night in a church space being funded by Occupy Wall Street for Occupy Wall Street protestors at the West Park Presbyterian Church in New York, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to the cavernous Presbyterian church, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer.
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Adam Farooqui holds a sign as he stands at Zuccotti Park, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in New York. About 20 Occupy Wall Street protesters spent the night at New York City's Zuccotti Park after metal barricades surrounding it came down Tuesday.
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Felix Rivera-Pitre, left, Ned Merrill, center, and Robert Segal try to stay warm after spending the night at Zuccotti Park, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in New York. About 20 Occupy Wall Street protesters spent the night at Zuccotti Park after metal barricades surrounding it came down Tuesday.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters read books in Zuccotti Park, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2012, in New York. Barricades were removed by Brookfield Properties, the owners of the park, allowing access once again into the park by the protesters.
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Security from Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park stand next to barricades that were removed from the park's perimeter as Occupy Wall Street protesters gather in the park, Tuesday, Jan.10, 2012. Barricades were removed by the owners Tuesday, allowing access into the park by the protesters.
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Occupy Wall Street activists are dispersed among the rush hour commuters as they form a flash mob at New York's Grand Central, Tuesday, Jan. 3.
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Occupy Wall Street activist Lauren Digioia is detained by police officers during a demonstration in New York's Grand Central Station, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
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Iraq war veteran Sgt. Shamar Thomas leads a demonstration in New York's Grand Central Station, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. About a hundred Occupy Wall Street protesters rallied in Grand Central Station to call attention to a law signed by President Barack Obama that they say represses civil liberties. Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law on New Year's Eve. Civil rights groups have criticized provisions in the bill that they say seem to grant the military extraordinary powers to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without trial.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested by police early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in New York. Protesters clashed with police as they marched through lower Manhattan. Dozens of protesters were arrested as they tore down the barricades surrounding New York City's Zuccotti Park just before midnight on New Year's Eve.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrate in Zuccotti Park in New York, standing on barricades they removed from around the park. The demonstrators had been evicted from the Park in November. Dozens of protesters were arrested as they tore down the barricades surrounding the park just before midnight on New Year's Eve.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters carry a barricade they removed from Zuccotti Park in New York. The protesters took police barricades, piled them up and celebrated on top of them.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters and New York Police clash over police barricades at Zuccotti Park in New York. The demonstrators returned to the Park Saturday after being evicted by police in November.
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New York Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, second from right, marches with Occupy Wall Street protestors before an attempted re-occupation of a vacant lot beside Duarte Park, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. After several protestors scaled the fence police began making arrests. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protesters hold an Occupy Wall Street banner in Times Square in New York, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, after marching from lower Manhattan. Earlier in the day dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested as they attempted to enter an Episcopal church-owned lot in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea)
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An Occupy Wall Street protestor is arrested during a march up Seventh Avenue towards Times Square after the group's renewed attempt to occupy a vacant lot near Duarte Park in lower Manhattan, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. The protestors quickly faced heavy police presence and skirmishes broke out as protestors evaded roadblocks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protestors reach Times Square after a march up Seventh Avenue following after the group's renewed attempt to occupy a vacant lot near Duarte Park in lower Manhattan, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. The protestors quickly faced heavy police presence and skirmishes broke out as protestors evaded roadblocks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A police officer pins an Occupy Wall Street protestor during a march up Seventh Avenue towards Times Square following the group's attempt to occupy a vacant lot near Duarte Park in lower Manhattan, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. The protestors quickly faced heavy police presence and skirmishes broke out as protestors evaded roadblocks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protestors scale the fences surrounding a park near Duarte Square in an effort to occupy the space they were previously removed from weeks prior, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. While officers made arrests, protesters chanted obscenities and screamed: "Make them catch you!" About a thousand people gathered across the street at a city-owned park. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protestors lift the fences surrounding a park near Duarte Square in an effort to occupy the space they were previously removed from weeks prior, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. While officers made arrests, protesters chanted obscenities and screamed: "Make them catch you!" About a thousand people gathered across the street at a city-owned park. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protestors lift the fences surrounding a park near Duarte Square in an effort to occupy the space they were previously removed from weeks prior, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. While officers made arrests, protesters chanted obscenities and screamed: "Make them catch you!" About a thousand people gathered across the street at a city-owned park. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Occupy Wall Street protestors lie face down after they were arrested for attempting to re-occupy a vacant lot beside Duarte Park, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in New York. After several protestors scaled the fence police began making arrests. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A 99% light projection is cast on a building as Occupy Wall Street protesters and supporters march in Lower Manhattan Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy protest movement was cleared by authorities, demonstrators promised a national day of action with mass gatherings in other cities.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters walk across the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally in Foley Square, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Organizers with the Service Employees International Union staged similar bridge marches in several cities in an event that was planned weeks ago, but coincided with rallies marking two months since the start of the movement.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters walk across the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally in Foley Square, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Organizers with the Service Employees International Union staged similar bridge marches in several cities in an event that was planned weeks ago, but coincided with rallies marking two months since the start of the movement.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters and union members walk across the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally in Foley Square, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Organizers with the Service Employees International Union staged similar marches in several cities in an event that was planned weeks ago, but coincided with rallies marking two months since the start of the movement.
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Police officers in riot gear stage at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge prior to a march planned by demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Two days after the encampment was cleared by authorities, demonstrators marched through the financial district and promised mass gatherings in other cities.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters and police scuffle in Zuccotti Park, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in New York. Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy movement was cleared by authorities, demonstrators marched through the financial district and promised mass gatherings in other cities.
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Police officers shove demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement as they block the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Two days after the encampment was cleared, demonstrators marched through New York's financial district and promised a national day of action with mass gatherings in other cities.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester is grabbed by police as he tries to escape a scuffle in Zuccotti Park, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in New York. Two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy movement was cleared by authorities, demonstrators marched through the financial district and promised mass gatherings in other cities.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester stands behind a couple of police officers at Zuccotti Park holding a sign expressing her views.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters march through lower Manhattan in search for an entrance to a police barricaded Wall Street.
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Demonstrators assemble across the street from Zuccotti Park before marching through the streets of the financial district Thursday morning.
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Police prevent protesters from entering Wall Street from the east side entrance early Thursday morning.
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Demonstrators march through the streets of the financial district.
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Demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march through the streets of the financial district Thursday morning, two days after the encampment that sparked the global Occupy protest movement was cleared by authorities.
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Police assemble on horseback on Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange to guard against part of a planned nationwide protest marking two months since the Occupy Wall Street movement began.
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Police attempt to block protesters from marching on Wall Street as part of their planned Day of Action on Nov. 17, 2011.
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Emma the dog sits in Zuccotti Park a day after it was cleared of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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Protester Jorden Eck sits in Zuccotti Park a day after it was cleared of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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People walk by Zuccotti Park a day after it was cleared of Occupy Wall Street protesters in an early morning police raid.
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Private security try to wake an Occupy Wall Street protester at Zuccotti Park, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street encampment is gone, but the movement lives on. What nobody knows is just how long it can survive without a place to call home after police hauled away demonstrators in a late night raid.
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A solitary Occupy Wall Street protester holds a sign outside a nearly empty Zuccotti Park during the early morning hours, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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Lauren Belski, 31, of Brooklyn reads in a newly tent-free Zuccotti Park on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 in New York.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters sleep in a McDonalds restaurant after losing their camp in Zuccotti Park, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters sleep in the basement area of the Judson Church near Washington Square Park on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters were allowed back into Zuccotti Park in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, though the park wasn't as full as it had been before they were forcibly evicted earlier in the day.
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Police officers prepare to enter an enclosed site near Canal Street that was being used by Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Protesters vowed to regroup after an early morning police raid removed their encampment from Zuccotti Park.
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A New York City police officer escorts a man toward an awaiting bus after his arrest in lower Manhattan near Zuccotti Park. A judge has ruled that Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot go back to the park with tents, tarps, generators and camping equipment.
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A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement yells at a New York City police officer outside Zuccotti Park.
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Jorge Luis Javier, left, and James Duarte, both from the Bronx, stand at a police line making peace sign gestures at the Occupy Wall Street Encampment near Zuccotti Park.
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Hundreds of protesters tried to return to Zuccoti Park demanding to be let back in, facing off with police who have occupied the park since the early morning.
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Demonstrators chant slogans as they march around the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park.
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Stockbroker Randy Beller, center, walks with the crowd outside the Occupy Wall Street Encampment across from Zuccotti Park.
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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, center, is surrounded by City Council members and other local officials outside Foley Square during a news conference supporting the Occupy Wall Street protest.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters disperse as police enter an enclosed site near Canal Street where they had been gathering after being evicted from Zuccotti Park earlier.
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Police arrest an Occupy Wall Street protester at Zuccotti Park.
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An empty and closed Zuccotti Park is seen in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Police officers evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park overnight.
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The National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing the protesters to return with their tents to the park, where they have camped for two months. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on the protesters.
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After an early police raid removing protesters, hundreds returned to Zuccotti Park carrying photocopies of a court order, which they say gives them the right to return to the park.
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Police barriers display a new sign of rules for Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York.
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Police officers watch over an Occupy Wall Street rally in a small park on Canal Street.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters rally in a small park on Canal Street.
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Police officers disperse Occupy Wall Street protesters near the encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, early Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, 2011.
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Police officers order Occupy Wall Street protesters to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in New York.
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Sanitation workers gather at Zuccotti Park to start the cleanup effort early on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
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A police officer carries trash through Zuccotti Park, the longtime encampment for Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York, as the cleanup effort begins early Tuesday.
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Sanitation workers gather at Zuccotti Park to start the cleanup effort early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters convene near Zuccotti Park after being vacated by police early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
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Sanitation workers gather at Zuccotti Park to start the cleanup effort early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m., police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
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Sanitation workers pile debris from the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, after police ordered protesters to leave. Police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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Occupy Wall Street demonstrators chant slogans at a police barricade near the encampment at Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester is arrested during a march on Broadway, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in New York after police ordered demonstrators to leave their encampment in Zuccotti Park. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters clash with police near Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave their longtime encampment in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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New York City police officers in riot gear place barricades around the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. The National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing protesters to return with their tents to the park. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on the protesters.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester yells out at police after being ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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Protester Brent Schmidt of Brooklyn, N.Y., is arrested by police near the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. police handed out notices from the park's owner and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester draws contact from a police officer near Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave the longtime encampment in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester is detained by police officers after being ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in New York.
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Demonstrators clash with police after being ordered to leave the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Police handed out notices earlier from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous.
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Occupy Wall Street tents are set-up under fall-colored trees in Zuccotti Park in New York, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.
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Nursing student May Yong administers a free flu shot in Zuccotti Park in New York, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. The flu shots were being provided by Physicians for a National Health Care Program (PNHP), a group that supports the Occupy Wall Street movement's protest against corporate greed.
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Voice-over artist and Internet sensation Ted Williams visits the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Known as "the man with the golden voice," Williams strongly supports the protests and is one example of the many celebrities that make their way through the park unannounced on a nearly daily basis.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester hammers nails into his makeshift shelter made from shipping pallets and plywood in Zuccotti Park, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The park has become a veritable sea of multicolored tents, tarps, and jury-rigged structures as the protestors prepare for the coming winter.
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Occupy Wall Street protest buttons are seen in Zuccotti Park, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Street vendors peddle their wares in the park daily to provide for the booming tourist market the protests have inadvertently created.
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A New York Police Department security tower, left, overlooks the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
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Tenisha Smith of Washington D.C. watches her daughter Khloe at the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
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Michael Glazer, of Chicago, leads other demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement at the start of a march from the encampment at Zuccotti Park to Washington D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 in Jersey City, N.J.
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Graham Nash yells to the crowd after he and David Crosby played an acoustic set for members of Occupy Wall Street on Nov. 8, 2011.
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Graham Nash (L) and David Crosby (R) play an acoustic set in Zuccotti Park on Nov. 8, 2011.
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Graham Nash plays an acoustic set with David Crosby for members of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters erect a used army-issue tent in Zuccotti Park. Although structures are technically prohibited in the park, the majority of park ground is covered with camping tents and the protest organizers are planning to install more of these larger, sturdier tents to combat the looming winter months.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester erects a used army-issue tent in Zuccotti Park.
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A police officer walks by as Occupy Wall Street protesters erect a large military-style tent in Zuccotti Park in New York, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.
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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator exits one of three rented portable toilets that are housed in a loading dock near the stock exchange. Their installation was announced along with other efforts to improve the quality of life for both the protesters and residents through sanitation, security and noise control.
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Danny Robert, 64, of Manhattan, raises his fist in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester looks into a large used army-issue tent that serves as a safe sleeping place for women in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in New York. A recent sexual assault incident in the park prompted protest organizers to provide a space for women protesters concerned with their safety.
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Brendan Burke, right, a security member of the Occupy Wall Street protest, acts as a human microphone for Army veteran Joseph Carter, 27, center, an Iraq war veteran from Seattle, Wash., as he speaks on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Military veterans marched from the Vietnam Memorial, through Wall Street, to join the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester mills about his tent beside tarps and clothing hung out to dry in Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. With the temperature dropping, protesters are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments.
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Occupy Wall Street protester T.J. Frawls stands beside a sea of snow covered tents during a snowstorm in Zuccotti Park Saturday.
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A landscape of snow covered tents populate the Occupy Wall Street camp during a snowstorm in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Pumpkins engraved with the initials of the Occupy Wall Street protests collect snow during a storm in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Military veterans stand in formation outside the New York Stock Exchange during a march from the Vietnam Memorial to Zuccotti Park on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters erect a used army-issue tent in Zuccotti Park
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, Tony Parilla, 45, of Manhattan, spray paints t-shirts for free at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park.
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From left, Jamie Carr, of Clifton, N.J.; Suzanne Lauren, of Jersey City, N.J.; and Tirsa Costiniano of New York speak to people passing along Broadway.
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New York Police Department chief Joseph Esposito addresses the Occupy Wall Street protesters as they arrive at Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct. 15.
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Charlie Meyers, 20, of Little Rock, Ark., sits in a cage to protest against censorship and corporate greed at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
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Police attempt to maintain order with megaphones and barricades amidst the crowds of Occupy Wall Street protestors in Times Square the day after the demonstrators successfully resisted a potential eviction from their camp in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 15. Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters fill Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct. 15, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan.
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Thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters fill Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan.
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Luoisiana Harris, 7, from Brooklyn, joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters as they marching from their base in Zuccotti Park towards Washington Square before they head to Times Square for a rally Saturday, Oct. 15.
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A 6-year-old girl expresses her opinion at a protest in Times Square.
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Demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests confront New York City police officers as they march on the street in the Wall St. area, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in New York. The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Columbia University students Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, left, and Quitze Valenzuela-Stookey react with other demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as the announcement that they would not have to leave the park for a cleanup crew was made, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in New York. The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A New York City police officer shoves a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they march through the streets in the Wall St. area, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in New York. The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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New York City police officers arrest a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests after they started marching through the streets near Wall St., Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in New York. The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement spent the night cleaning Zuccotti Park following Mayor Bloomberg's demand that the demonstrartors leave the park for city officials to clean it.
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The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past three weeks to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues.
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The protests have begun to attract the attention of major unions and religious groups as the movement continues to grow in influence.
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The Reverend Al Sharpton joins Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park.
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A Wall Street protester holds up a sign at Zuccotti Park.
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Wall Street protesters rest in Zuccotti Park where hundreds of other activists are living.
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Wall Street protesters hold up signs at Zuccotti Park.
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A Wall Street protester holds up a sign at Zuccotti Park where hundreds of other activists are living on October 10, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations have been living in the park in the Financial District.
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Wall Street protesters rest in Zuccotti Park where hundreds of other activists are living on October 10, 2011 in New York City. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrations have been living in the park in the Financial District near Wall Street. The activists have been gradually converging on the financial district over the past three weeks to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics among a host of other issues. The protests have begun to attract the attention of major unions and religious groups as the movement continues to grow in influence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Protesters gather in Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 in New York.
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New York City police officers defuse a situation between two Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Oct. 9.
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An instructor demonstrates how to pick the lock on handcuffs using a bobby pin at the Occupy Wall Street occupation of Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Oct. 9.
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A coalition of clergy carried a "False Idol" to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park, Sunday, Oct. 9.
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A Statue of Liberty made out of paper towel tubes and clothes at the Washington Square Protest. Photo courtesy of @jopauca.
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Protesters in Washington Square Park, photo courtesy of @jopauca.
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A coalition of students and their supporters from New York University and The New School chant "show me what democracy looks like" as they march towards Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 5, 2011.
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Thorin Caristo, left, a 37-year-old antique store owner from Plainfield, Conn., and Quacy Cayasso, a computer techie, setup and operate live streaming video from the site of the Occupy Wall Street Protest at Zuccotti Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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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 Oct. 5.
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Police officers try to restore barricades after Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to get past them and march to Wall Street in Oct. 5.
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An Occupy Wall Street protester yells at police officers as they make arrests in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
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Police officers arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters as they tried to get past police barriers and march to Wall Street in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
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Nurse Margret Sweeney, center, and others join Occupy Wall Street during a march in Lower Manhattan Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 in New York.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters march with a labor union rally out of Foley Square on their way towards Zuccotti Park in New York's Financial District, Wednesday, Oct. 5.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters join a labor union rally on the courthouse steps and in Foley Square on Oct. 5, 2011.
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Hundreds participating in the Occupy Wall Street protest continue to camp in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Oct. 5, 2011.
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Tevor Roulstin, center, 25, from Durango, Colo., stands with a sign at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Oct. 5, 2011.
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Protesters march through the Financial District dressed as corporate zombies Monday.
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Protesters dressed as zombies pass the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Oct. 3.
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Protesters dressed as "money hungry" zombies march near Wall Street.
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A Wall Street protester wakes up at Zuccotti Park on Oct. 3, 2011.
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A participant in the Wall Street protests sits at an information desk at Zuccotti Park that hundreds of activists are occupying on Oct. 3, 2011.
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Wall Street protesters get breakfast at a communal kitchen filled with donated food on Oct. 3, 2011.
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A participant in the Wall Street protests reads an activist paper called the "Occupied Wall Street Journal."
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A police officer with a bullhorn addresses a large group of protesters who attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of the roadway down. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic.
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Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York. The highway is not intended for pedestrians, the marchers attempted to cross the bridge on the highway and were stopped on the middle of the bridge by police. (AP Photo/NBC, Andres Gutierrez) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES
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Police officers enter the crowd to make arrests as a large group of protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge roadway before being halted by police.
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Police contain arrested protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Police contain arrested Wall Street movement protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. More than 700 protesters demonstrating against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances, were arrested Saturday after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours in a tense confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Rose Bookbinder)
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A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic.(AP Photo/Rose Bookbinder)
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Police arrest a protester on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Protesters sit with arms linked the Brooklyn Bridge before police began making arrests.
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Police lead a protester away after arresting him.
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Protesters walk onto the Brooklyn Bridge before police began making arrests.
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In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police turn to face the front line of protesters who walked behind them about one third of the way onto New York's Brooklyn Bridge before police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. 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)
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Police arrest a protester on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police make their way a crowd of protesters who were the front line on New York's Brooklyn Bridge when police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. 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)
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Luther Green, of Brooklyn, and other demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street rally at Zuccotti Park on Sept. 30, 2011.
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A protester wears a dollar bill over his mouth at the start of a march by demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street on Sept. 30, 2011.
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A sign at a gathering of demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street at Zuccotti Park in the Financial District on Sept. 30, 2011.
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Billy Blackhawk, a heavy equipment operator from Tennessee, holds up a sign Sept. 30, 2011.
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Demonstrators rally outside One Police Plaza during a march by protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Sept. 30, 2011.
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