The Occupy Wall Street movement refers to a series of protests currently underway in New York City’s Zuccotti Park — formerly known as Liberty Square Plaza. Since the demonstrations commenced on September 17, 2011, the “occupy” movement has spread to cities across the United States. Similar protests are also slated for a number of Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal.
The focus of the demonstrations remains protesting against corporate greed and economic inequality.
Many of the movement’s organizers have cited the Arab Spring as their inspiration.