Big, Gritty Photos Of The Wall Street Protests In NYC and Chicago

The Wall Street protests continue to rage on in New York City and they’re beginning to spread to many other cities around the country. They’ve attracted the support of multiple unions, and are now thousands of people strong.

A professional photographer who is following the protests has been kind enough to let us use his photos. His name is Gene Taylor, and you can check out his website here.

Taylor was in NYC for the beginning of the protests, and then moved to Chicago earlier this week. We’ve picked up some of his most compelling photos for you and put them together to give you the Wall Street protests from a different perspective.

A little about Taylor:

Taylor’s signature is in the raw and often unedited qualities of his images. His work reflects a journalistic style that provides a perspective based on his ability to tell a story of emotions without words thus ‘releasing the moment’.

The police prepare to take on the protestors

At first, all the NYPD can do is watch

In the second week of the protests, the arrests began. Here's a shot of an arrest during the Union Square rally

Here's a woman screaming as she's arrested in Union Square.

That's a lot of police for this little guy (NYC)

Many unions now support the protestors. This was taken after the New York Transit workers unions confirmed their support.

Veterans have also flocked to the protests. Here's one in Chicago.

The hacker group Anonymous has also joined their forces. Here's the Anonymous mask in Chicago.

The protest has spread to around 7 other cities. Here's an Occupy Chicago briefing.

Just another day at Chicago Fed

Night marching in Chicago

The protestors have been criticised for having an uncoordinated and unclear message. And some of the demands they have put forth are unrealistic. Like this one.

Protest signs like this probably aren't helping their cause either.

Zuccotti Park in the early days of the protest

Many dress in costumes. Here's one mocking a well dressed rich man in New York.

This Grandma has a serious sign (NYC)

For all the criticism, they've created an organised community down there. Here they are in New York getting trained as medics.

And they have rules.

An LOTS of supplies. Here's a shot of the Occupy Chicago supplies.

End game: They're certainly organised enough to keep this going for a while, so get used to them.

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