Here's What Sparked 'Occupy' Movements From Chile To Germany

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.

This post originally appeared at ProPublica.

In Chile, Students Protesting For Free Education Are Occupying Schools

In Israel, There Was A Summer Protest Against Rent Prices And The Cost Of Living

In Spain, High Youth Unemployment Rate Sparked A Tent Occupation

In The UK, An Occupation Follows Protests Over Education Cuts And Riots Over Police Brutality

In Germany, Country Less Burdened by the Financial Crisis, Protest May Reflect Fears for the Future

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.

See the Crazy Video Footage of Police Using Firecrackers, Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets On Occupy Oakland Protesters →

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