Occupy Wall Street Is Now In Eight More Major Cities, And They're Preparing To Go International

Occupy Wall Street

While New Yorkers were focused on what happened on the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend, people in cities across the U.S. started their own Occupy protests.

They’re all being organised separately, but umbrella website OccupyTogether.org is tracking all planning meetings and protest launches.

We took a look at protests in some of the biggest cities and put together an overview for you here. Plus, there’s a look ahead. The protestors want to go International.

Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago started on September 23rd for some protestors, and so far, they've had relative cooperation from authorities. During the day, there are around 30 people camped out at the The Federal Reserve, Willis Tower, and in Millennium Park. On nights and weekends protests can swell to a hundred or so.

Occupy Boston

Occupy Boston is one of the most successful of all the protests. Their master rally on Friday drew a crowd of around a thousand people, with strong numbers going up and down throughout the weekend. Today, the protest maintained a presence of 75-100 demonstrators in Dewey Square.

Occupy Los Angeles

Several hundred showed up for the inaugural weekend of Occupy Los Angeles and set up outside City Hall. The number has gone down to around 100 during the day, but they have a rally planned with the United Teachers of Los Angeles today at 4 PM PST. That should definitely give them a boost.

They have additional rallies scheduled throughout the week for those who can't stay all day.

Occupy San Francisco

Last Thursday, 6 people were arrested for participating in Occupy San Francisco after they rushed a Chase bank to protest foreclosures. Demonstrators have also marched in front of Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab and Citi Bank. Another huge rally is planned for October 5th.

Occupy Atlanta

Occupy Atlanta held their first General Assembly yesterday at 5 PM. That was just a planning meeting, but there were a little over 100 people there. They plan to join forces with The Georgia Peace and Justice group for a rally on Friday, October 7th.

Occupy Seattle

Occupy Seattle launched September, 30th. Between 50-100 people participated.

They've set two proposed points of unity:

1. Elected officials represent money and not people-we oppose political corruption.

2. Corporations are over-privileged and their rights are overdrawn-we oppose corporate personhood.

Occupy DC

Occupy DC lunched this weekend in McPhereson Square. At most there were about 135 people protesting as they marched to the White House and held signs on K Street. On October 6th, They'll be joining the Stop The Machine (STM) protests in Freedom Plaza. STM organiser Kevin Zeese says that's expected to draw thousands

Until then, you can check out a video of the Occupy DC drummers here:

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Republican Congressman Brad Miller joined the protestors on Sunday, October 2nd. Need we say more?

Here's video coverage via Eyewitness News 9:

And that's not the end, not even close. Here's when the new protests are supposed to start.

October 6th:

  • Austin
  • Portland
  • New Orleans
  • Houston
  • Nashville

October 7th:

  • San Diego

October 8th:

  • Baltimore
  • Indianapolis

October 15th:

  • Pittsburgh

Next stop, occupy the world... (From the Occupy Together Site)

Now take a closer look at what the occupation is like in NYC

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