Occupy Wall Street is a demonstration in lower Manhattan against corporate influence and income inequality. Inspired by the Arab Spring Movement, in mid September a small group of democracy activists set up an encampment in Zucotti Park, located in between Wall Street and the World Trade Center site in New York. Monitored and at times harassed by the police, initially ignored by the major press, the movement is expanding rapidly with support from labor, anti war groups, and intellectuals.
Similar encampments have formed all over the United States and across Europe.
Before the eviction of Zucotti Park on 15 November, life was organized around the twice-daily General Assemblies, where participants voice concerns, share problems, and make decisions. Occupy Wall Street is still publishing a physical newspaper, and is growing through facebook and twitter.
However, despite the eviction of Zucotti Park, the movement is still going on. A march was organized through Manhattan on 17 November, and students occupied a school in the center of New York City on Saturday 19 November.