One year ago on September 17, a few activists began a peaceful protest just outside Wall Street in New York's financial district. That action sparked a movement of public space "Occupations," in which citizens could air their grievances against corporate greed, protected interests and much more: the political and social conversation was back in the agora, the public open space. Encampments sprang up across the world, from Oakland City Hall to St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Police cleared out the tents months ago, but the networks of activists, young and old, remains intact.
These photographs were made in NYC (in the area around Zuccotti Park) during the day of celebration of the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street:
(from NYU school of Law and other universities)
Published on The Upcoming Magazine (UK)