occupy wall street

we are the 99%

cause

  • large banks' and corporations' wages increased
  • middle class and poorer families' wages decreased
  • blame was put on banks
  • U.S. unfairly favored wealthier people
  • government loaned banks money during the 2008 recession
  • college students had a harder time getting jobs and paying off loans

protest

  • peaceful protests
  • people weren't against banks, that was just symbolic for the wealthy 1%
  • their "battle cry" was "we are the 99%
  • unorganized protests
  • no clear leader or demands
  • top 1% wealthy control 42% of the nations wealth

effect

  • sparked protests in london, paris, rome, and oakland
  • haven't gotten any results because they don't have any real demands

"how did the participants demonstrate their belief system through their protests?"

through their protests, they demonstrated their beliefs that wealthy people should not be favored. they took all of their money out of banks and protested banks and large corporations to show that they felt the wealthier people were unfairly favored, and that it was wrong.
Occupy Wall Street: the story behind seven months of protest