Map: Occupy Wall Street, a global movement

Explore MoJo’s interactive map of the anti-Wall Street protests that unfolded worldwide in fall 2011.


The loose-knit protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street has stirred action from New York City to LA and spread overseas. Here we present an expanding map of protest hot spots and reported arrests, and track the movement’s growth. Check back often for updates—and check out all the rest of MoJo‘s #OWS coverage here.

Protests taking place beyond Manhattan:

What began as a call for Americans to gather in New York’s Financial District has given rise to like-minded actions nationwide and far beyond. Click on the dots for details from more than 462 locations and over 3,200 arrests (last updated: November 20, 9:30 p.m. PST):

Know of more locations for this map? Send a link to a news article or blog posts to traja [at] motherjones [dot] com or @tasneemraja. 

Map production by Lauren Ellis, Samantha Oltman, and Tasneem Raja.

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A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. See all of Mother Jones‘ inequality charts here.

 

A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement:

Front page image of arrest of Occupy Austin protester: Ann Harkness/Flickr

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