At first glance, the synchronised protests that took place in more than 900 cities around the globe on Oct. 15 seemed to indicate that Occupy Wall Street had achieved a kind of worldwide resonance.
But the truth is more complex. Many of the protests elsewhere grew out of movements that pre-date Occupy Wall Street and out of frustrations that, though similar in some ways, are also specific to their countries.
Crazy Video Footage of Police Using Firecrackers, Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets On Occupy Oakland Protesters
Yesterday, police in Oakland tried to remove Occupy Oakland protesters from their camp outside City Hall.
When they wouldn't go, the police opened fire, using rubber bullets and tear gas.