Occupy Wall Street: Photogallery from across the country

Nov 5th, 2011 • Category: Culture & Activism, Nation & World
Photo Courtesy of Jenn Friedman
Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: Jenn Friedman

When people in New York City held a protest on Wall Street in September, they decided to stay there. The protesters wanted to let people know that they don’t like the fact that just one percent of people in the country have so much wealth and power over the lives of everybody else. Since then, people across the country have started their own protest actions to support “Occupy Wall Street.” Here are some voices and faces from the protests.

Aviyah - 5: (Andrew, her dad of Parents of OWS): "We've talked about equality and fairness. In places we live and go to school, not everyone has the same opportunities. All kids, all our friends, should have the same opportunities. People say that's not fair. Why shouldn't it be? Lets make it fair"
Occupy Wall Street, New York City. Aviyah, age 5. PHOTO: Jenn Friedman
Photo Courtesy of Jenn Friedman
Occupy Wall Street, New York City. Livia, age 4. PHOTO: Jenn Friedman
PHOTO: Jenn Friedman
Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: Jenn Friedman

Larry (white guy): "the situation has become so revolting in dignity, economic liberty, the pursuit of justice and happiness, that it is time for a revolution.  That is why I am here running Berkeley Liberation Radio." Photo Courtesy of Jill Guerra

Occupy Oakland, California. Larry (right): “the situation has become so revolting… that it is time for a revolution.” PHOTO: Jill Guerra
Laura Allen and Arlo- Photo Courtesy of Jill Guerra
Occupy Oakland, California. “I’m here today so my child and all children can live in a country where all people can be healthy and can have access to the resources they need.
Laura Allen and Arlo  PHOTO: Jill Guerra
  • " I have been bringing my son out here so that he can see history happening and be a part of it.  There are a lot of dissatisfied people and they are getting out of the box and being peaceful and making a statement.  The disenfranchised minority is getting together and re-forming a community, in the middle of businesses. Not sure what will come of it. I’ve seen all kinds, students, professors, people from all over coming together to make an impact and change.  We must fight for our rights." Greg Miller and His Son Malik Age 6 Malik says, “Get up, stand up…”- Photo Courtesy of Jill GuerraOccupy Oakland, California. Greg Miller: “I have been bringing my son out here so that he can see history happening and be a part of it.” Malik, age 6: “Get up, stand up…” PHOTO: Jill Guerra
  • "It's not right that rich people get everything." -Perri Krieger, age 9, Queens, NY
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. “It’s not right that rich people get everything.” -Perri Krieger, age 9, Queens, New York  PHOTO: Amanda Vender
    A protester holds a sign saying "No More Wall Street White House!"
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City  PHOTO: Amanda Vender
    "I believe in free speech. What the people want is not what our government gives us." -Jason Morris, U.S. Navy reservist
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. “I believe in free speech. What the people want is not what our government gives us.” -Jason Morris, U.S. Navy reservist PHOTO: Amanda Vender
    "I want my teacher to get better rights." -Isaiah, age 6, Labelle, FL PHOTO: Phillip Vender
    Occupy Naples, Florida. “I want my teacher to get better rights.” -Isaiah, age 6, Labelle, FL. PHOTO: Phillip Vender
    "I am here protesting the war." -John Riccio, U.S. Air Force veteran, Naples, FL  PHOTO: Phillip Vender
    Occupy Naples, Florida. “I am here protesting the war.” -John Riccio, U.S. Air Force veteran, Naples, FL. PHOTO: Phillip Vender
    "It is good everyone is out fighting for their rights." -Ameer Fernandez, age 11, Naples, FL  PHOTO: Harriet Vender
    Occupy Naples, Florida. “It is good everyone is out fighting for their rights.” -Ameer Fernandez, age 11, Naples, FL. PHOTO: Phillip Vender
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    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: Amanda Vender
    "There is a huge gap between social classes. My parents are immigrants. They're in debt. I'm not going into too bright a future." -Arousiak Kazarian, age 17, Valley Stream, NY; "My parents own a small business. But the corporations are taking over and it's hard to compete with them." -Kat Maloney, age 17, Valley Stream, NY
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. “There is a huge gap between social classes. My parents are immigrants. They’re in debt. I’m not going into too bright a future.” -Arousiak Kazarian, age 17, Valley Stream, New York; “My parents own a small business. But the corporations are taking over and it’s hard to compete with them.” -Kat Maloney, age 17, Valley Stream, NY
    Occupy Ann Arbor, MI. PHOTO: Sasha Y. Kimel
    Occupy Ann Arbor, Michigan. PHOTO: Sasha Y. Kimel
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: David Shankbone
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: David Shankbone
    Occupy Chicago. PHOTO: Chicago Man

    Occupy Chicago, Illinois. PHOTO: Chicago Man

    PHOTO: Awwccupy Wall Street
    PHOTO: Awwccupy Wall Street
    Occupy Toronto. PHOTO: Awwwccupy Wall Street/Kiera C.
    Occupy Toronto. PHOTO: Awwwccupy Wall Street/Kiera C.
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: David Shankbone
    Occupy Wall Street, New York City. PHOTO: David Shankbone
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