Full coverage: 'Occupy' protests
12:05 AM EDT, October 2, 2012
The signs on the freshly planted City Hall south lawn list a long string of don'ts.
April 24, 2012
Jon Corzine left Goldman Sachs with a net worth far exceeding even that of Mitt Romney's today. Many accounts of his tenure at Goldman suggest he "failed up" the corporate ladder.
December 1, 2011
Within hours of the dismantling of the largest of the remaining Occupy Wall Street-inspired encampments outside Los Angeles City Hall, organizers were framing the eviction as a new beginning.
December 1, 2011
When the end came, it came swiftly and with the shock of an overwhelming force.
7:25 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
Hundreds of protesters from the Occupy San Diego and Occupy North County movements took to the streets Saturday in San Diego and suburban Encinitas.
December 1, 2011
After weeks of uncertainty about when and how the endgame would play out, the Occupy L.A. eviction was the best possible outcome, a tribute to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Charlie Beck and a disciplined, creative Los Angeles Police Department. Clearly, the Monday morning dress rehearsal had provided police and protesters ample preparation for the real thing, and both sides showed admirable restraint in the unavoidable confrontation that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.
December 2, 2011
More than 200 people arrested during the Occupy L.A. sweep remained in jail Thursday night, drawing protests from civil right attorneys who said many may not face charges and should be freed immediately.
November 1, 2011
A senior clergyman resigned Monday over St. Paul's Cathedral's handling of anticapitalist protesters camped outside the church, the second cleric lost to an increasingly tense standoff involving God, mammon and their earthly representatives.
December 1, 2011
There were vinyl albums by Etta James and the punk band X. There were cosmetic kits, one with seven kinds of nail polish. There were sleeping bags, luggage, cutlery, a small red guitar with a broken neck and a collection of Ernest Hemingway stories.
1:43 AM EST, November 28, 2011
Activists and L.A. officials faced difficult choices over the next phase of the Occupy L.A. movement as a 12:01 Monday deadline approached for the departure of nearly 700 protesters from an encampment on City Hall grounds.
November 18, 2011
Reporting from Los Angeles and New York -- Hundreds of people were arrested across the country Thursday in a series of sometimes confrontational street demonstrations protesting efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street-inspired camps.
November 30, 2011
Occupy Wall Street supporters are claiming credit for at least one political accomplishment: elevating the issue of income inequality to the top of the national conversation.
November 15, 2011
Just 12 hours after police dismantled the Occupy Oakland tent city in a peaceful predawn raid, about 700 protesters returned to the civic center plaza Monday evening, vowing to keep their movement alive but undecided about whether to defy police and retake the site of their monthlong protest.
November 3, 2011
Thousands of demonstrators chanted, marched, danced and waved signs Wednesday during a general strike called by Occupy Oakland, a largely peaceful protest that snarled downtown streets, rerouted buses, closed the busy port and drew hundreds of teachers and city workers from classrooms and offices.
2:28 PM EDT, November 3, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.
October 27, 2011
How will it end?
November 2, 2011
Since the first days of Occupy L.A., protesters have used posters, paintings and hand-printed T-shirts to call for major political and economic change.
November 6, 2011
Trying to build on momentum generated by the Occupy movement, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown L.A.'s financial district Saturday to vent frustration with banks, income inequality and Wall Street.
8:40 PM EDT, October 28, 2011
"Is it time to Occupy Miami Beach?" a shivering Max Richmond asked another New York protester as she waited to get Vitamin C near the makeshift medical tent.
12:04 PM EDT, October 26, 2011
As Oakland police defended their use of tear gas to disperse protesters Tuesday night, more Occupy Oakland images documenting the night's confrontations were emerging on social media.
10:58 AM EDT, October 18, 2011
Occupy Los Angeles protesters who have set up camp in front of City Hall for the last two weeks say they plan to join forces with the Los Angeles teachers union Tuesday to protest teacher layoffs and other education cuts.
11:11 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
For almost a week, Nate Grant has sat cross-legged on a wall at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holding a cardboard sign that bears his scrawled grievance: "Students Ought Not Be a Means of Profit."
11:53 AM EDT, October 26, 2011
Occupy Oakland protesters, dislodged from their encampment outside City Hall after a march Tuesday night, are organizing to return Wednesday.
8:08 AM EDT, October 26, 2011
Police arrested more than 100 people during a night of clashes with Occupy Oakland protesters throughout the city's downtown area.
3:18 AM EDT, October 20, 2011
On Oct. 6, Occupy Wall Street inspired some little-noticed sympathy in Zhengzhou, a city in central China's Henan province, when hundreds of pensioners and Communist Party members gathered to express their solidarity with the movement.
October 20, 2011
With polls showing broad support for the movement, President Obama tries to turn the anger into an electoral advantage.
1:01 PM EDT, October 22, 2011
Folk music legend Pete Seeger led Occupy Wall Street protesters in song late Friday in Manhattan.
October 23, 2011
Occupations such as those underway in cities across the country pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimentary security provided. But for the individual occupier, one problem often overshadows everything else: Where am I going to pee?
9:52 PM EDT, October 21, 2011
As Occupy Los Angeles rounds out its third week, other groups that have set up camp on City Hall grounds have added to the movement's various voices.
11:25 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
Occupy L.A. protesters camped outside City Hall plan to expand their demonstration to other downtown city property, perhaps as early as Wednesday evening.
October 24, 2011
What's a rebel to do? In New York, demonstrators have tussled with police, and in Rome, authorities used tear gas on them. Meanwhile, members of Occupy L.A. pitched their tents, erected their signs and girded for battle with the establishment, only to discover that City Hall has no interest in fighting back.
3:43 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
Seven thousand strangers gathering in the streets under the banner of Occupy Wall Street get picked to live in a house and have their lives taped? Not quite. One, maybe.
11:21 AM EDT, October 18, 2011
Unlike its counterparts in other major cities, the 17-day Occupy Los Angeles movement that has taken over the lawn around L.A. City Hall hasn't led to any arrests, police said.
4:51 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
Los Angeles officials say repairing damage to the City Hall lawn where hundreds of Occupy L.A. protesters are camped out could cost the city up to $400,000.
11:44 AM EDT, October 18, 2011
A weekend of worldwide protest spilled over into Orange County on Monday as about 40 left-leaning activists protested House Speaker John Boehner's visit to the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach.
2:12 PM EDT, October 20, 2011
Downtown workers who have become accustomed to lunching on the grass at the weekly Thursday farmer's market outside City Hall will have to walk across the street, at least while the Occupy L.A. encampment remains on the lawn.
10:23 PM EDT, October 19, 2011
Since Occupy L.A. set up camp outside City Hall last month, the movement has given momentum to other groups.
2:03 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
Despite the growing effect of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Americans are far more likely to blame their economic woes on the federal government rather than major financial institutions, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released Tuesday.
6:50 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
About 30 schoolchildren took a field trip Tuesday afternoon -- not to the aquarium -- but rather to City Hall, the epicenter of Occupy Los Angeles.
3:20 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
Dressed in a nice wool sweater and jeans, Bob Heller turned up this chilly Monday morning at a subway stop in tony uptown Manhattan with a protest placard that read: "Make democracy a reality: Don't let 1% rule 99%. Join Subway Satellite of Occupy Wall Street!"
3:26 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
Cornel West and other protesters arrested Sunday on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement will not be prosecuted.
6:02 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
The Occupy movement in some locales is growing in numbers and energy, but the Occupy San Diego movement seems to have dwindled.
6:31 PM EDT, October 16, 2011
Resting on his bicycle between two fellow riders, Newport Beach resident Jeff Yeargain waited and watched with apparent contempt as more than 500 people marched across his path toward a major Irvine intersection.
2:24 PM EDT, October 17, 2011
Two-thirds of New York City voters agree with the views of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have taken over a Lower Manhattan park to protest corporate greed, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
1:49 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
President Obama is linking the tea party movement with the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying they both speak to the belief of some Americans that they are "separated from government."
7:40 AM EDT, October 17, 2011
A new Android app inspired by Occupy Wall Street and other protests sweeping the globe allows protesters to notify family, friends and even their legal team that they are being arrested.
4:21 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
As protests against the financial system spread around the world Saturday, marchers in Washington, D.C., shouted slogans in front of the Treasury Department and held up signs reading "foreclosed" in front of downtown bank branches.
10:50 AM EDT, October 17, 2011
Occupy Long Beach ended Sunday with arrests and citations after demonstrators clashed with police trying to usher them out of a public park.
12:36 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
After the arrest of two protesters Friday, the Occupy San Diego movement has added something to its list of requested donations: money for bail.
October 13, 2011
Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.
10:07 PM EDT, October 16, 2011
Liberal professor Cornel West was one of 19 people arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sunday, according to the Associated Press, as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
6:02 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
Hundreds take to the streets of downtown to vent frustration over dismal job prospects and the failure of government to get the economy back on track.
8:30 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
Several dozen Occupy San Diego protesters remained Friday night in the plaza behind City Hall after a day in which police forcibly removed their tents and other structures and two protesters were arrested.
8:46 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
San Diego police have set a new 7 a.m. deadline for Occupy San Diego protesters in the City Hall plaza to remove their tents and other property or risk arrest.
7:24 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
The owners of the park where anti-greed protesters have gathered for almost a month told the mayor's office they will postpone cleaning the area Friday, heading off an anticipated clash between police and hundreds who were determined to hold their ground.
6:47 PM EDT, October 12, 2011
Many Americans haven't yet decided what to think about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread across the country, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
2:24 PM EDT, October 15, 2011
Hundreds of marchers set out from an encampment at City Hall and moved south along Spring Street shortly after 10 a.m., carrying signs such as "Get Money Out of Politics" and "Corporations are Not People."
4:54 PM EDT, October 13, 2011
Occupy Wall Street has confused reporters, ruffled conservatives, turned off feminists and garnered comparisons to the tea party since its inception almost a month ago. While the grass-roots movement certainly has its heart in the right place, the so-called 99% has failed thus far to craft a clear mission.
11:53 AM EDT, October 15, 2011
Thousands of protesters had flooded into London's financial area by midday Saturday, vowing support for their counterparts in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
12:15 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month.
12:53 PM EDT, October 12, 2011
San Francisco police have arrested at least 11 Occupy San Francisco protesters blocking the entrance to Wells Fargo's corporate headquarters.
5:56 AM EDT, October 15, 2011
The protests against corporate greed born last month on New York's Wall Street spread to the world's Asia-Pacific region Saturday, with similar marches staged in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
12:05 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
Meeting only token resistance, police removed the Occupy San Diego tents and other property Friday morning from the plaza behind City Hall. One man was arrested.
11:50 AM EDT, October 13, 2011
Former president Bill Clinton paid a visit to "The Late Show" last night, where he expounded on subjects as wide-ranging as the benefits of a vegan diet and the Chinese appetite for American debt. But the majority of his appearance was devoted to a discussion of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement.
October 12, 2011
You likely saw the quirky signs and heard some protesters talk about how they would just as soon disband the government. Then a reporter dutifully informed you that these people had gathered en masse but didn't really know what they wanted. Some in the crowd sure looked silly, even a little crazy.
7:26 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
Police arrest about 10 people taking a victory lap in Lower Manhattan after the planned cleaning of Zuccotti Park is canceled. Those who have been camped out at the park for 28 days saw the cleaning as a ploy to evict them.
11:12 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
San Diego police began to arrest Occupy San Diego protesters Friday morning for refusing to remove their tents and other property from the plaza behind City Hall.
2:52 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
Dozens of Occupy San Diego protesters began moving to an alternate site in Balboa Park on Thursday night after police warned that they could be arrested if they did not move their tents and other structures from the plaza behind City Hall.
8:10 AM EDT, October 14, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters, uplifted by the postponement of a cleanup of Zuccotti Park, where they had been gathering, marched early Friday morning on Broadway in lower Manhattan.
October 12, 2011
How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment?
October 13, 2011
The only thing really surprising about the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it didn't happen sooner. The United States has a long history of friction over policies that enable an elite to thrive at the expense of ordinary people.
7:03 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
Perhaps never have so many people walked past the Valentino and Emilio Pucci stores without stopping to gape at the expensive goodies in the windows, but the crowd marching through Manhattan's chic Upper East Side on Tuesday wasn't looking for shoes or handbags.
October 12, 2011
I pitched a tent Monday night in a neighborhood of the angry, the disaffected and the disillusioned.
3:26 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
When the Occupy Wall Street movement began last month, protesters excoriated the 1% who live at the top of the nation's economic pyramid -- saying they had prospered at the expense of the other 99% of Americans. And now, some lesser players on Wall Street may be joining Main Street in feeling the nation's economic pain, according to data released Tuesday.
9:33 PM EDT, October 7, 2011
Several hundred demonstrators under the banner "Occupy San Diego" took to downtown streets late Friday afternoon in support of their message that Wall Street is ripping off America.
12:33 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
If Monday night was any indication, it's hard to get much sleep at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall.
8:15 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
On Thursday, more than 500 chanting people kicked off what became Washington, D.C.'s biggest version to date of the Occupy Wall Street protests -- with many of the protesters seemingly willing to sleep overnight for days in sleeping bags, tents and cardboard boxes painted up as foreclosed homes.
9:41 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
As protests aimed at shaming Wall Street continued near New York's financial heart, they raised a tantalizing prospect for beleaguered liberals: Their side may, unexpectedly, be witnessing the redefinition of a coming election year that was supposed to be all about an "enthusiasm gap" for Democrats against charged-up Republicans.
10:39 AM EDT, October 11, 2011
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread—with massive arrests Monday night in Boston—the tea party wants you to know that the progressive protests have nothing in common with its own grass-roots effort.
8:40 PM EDT, October 8, 2011
Several hundred protesters in the Occupy San Diego movement remained camped out late Saturday on the downtown plaza behind City Hall -- vowing to remain there indefinitely.
4:29 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
Police said Thursday that the number of protesters that had been picketing banks downtown has swelled to about 500 and that a march had taken over the intersection of 7th and Figueroa streets. Officers in riot gear were dispatched to the scene and arrests may be imminent if the protesters did not disperse, police said.
7:19 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
The organizers of Occupy San Diego have put out a plea for items.
11:44 AM EDT, October 6, 2011
A protest against corporate greed that drew thousands of people to a Lower Manhattan square led to more than two dozen arrests Wednesday night when some supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement tried to actually occupy Wall Street.
October 6, 2011
They call themselves the 99 Percenters. "We are occupying Wall Street," they say, encamped by the hundreds in a park dubbed Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan's financial district, and now seconded by satellite groups at L.A.'s City Hall, in San Francisco and in Chicago, Boston, St. Louis and dozens of other cities. "We will use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation," they avow, "to restore democracy in America." For the last two weeks, their numbers have ebbed and flowed. They are young, many of them college educated, most of them jobless — most of them feeling they've been robbed of a workable future. They're sleeping in tents, sharing food, communicating by social media and participating in what their website calls a nonviolent, "leaderless resistance movement" to denounce "the greed and corruption of the 1%." They hold signs that say, "People not profit" and "Populism not corporate fascism."
9:04 AM EDT, October 10, 2011
An Iranian military commander has labeled the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that toppled Arab autocrats in the Middle East, Iran's official news agency reported.
4:53 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
Los Angeles police arrested 10 people Thursday afternoon at a downtown Bank of America branch after they marched in and tried to cash a check for $673 billion, officials said.
7:15 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
Another fall day in Washington, D.C., another protest. First there was Occupy Wall Street. Beginning Thursday, there will also be Stop the Machine.
3:13 PM EDT, October 6, 2011
Occupy L.A. has stepped up its protests by picketing the residence of a banking executive and staging a rally Thursday in front of a downtown Chase bank branch.
8:26 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
You've heard of Occupy Wall Street, but how about Occupy Sesame Street? That's a newish hash tag -- #occupysesamestreet -- that has emerged on Twitter over the last two weeks, with tweets that are less strident and more absurd than those associated with #occupywallstreet.
3:13 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
The U.S. labor movement will support demonstrations around the country by anti-Wall Street protesters, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Wednesday.
8:54 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
There's been a special Pacific Northwest-style treat for the 100 or so protesters who have been occupying a downtown park for one of the West Coast assaults on Wall Street politics known as Occupy Seattle -- rain.
1:07 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
Unions and civic groups will join Wednesday with protesters from Occupy Wall Street to march in Manhattan, enlarging what started as an anti-establishment protest of perhaps a few hundred unemployed, mainly college-aged people.
11:32 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Protesters fed up with Wall Street's practices and influence woke up Monday to their third morning of camping outside Los Angeles City Hall.
3:08 PM EDT, October 4, 2011
As anti-greed protesters camped on the sidewalk outside Los Angeles City Hall for a third night, a lone student launched his own sleep-in at USC.
5:25 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
Thousands of people waving signs and chanting slogans marched Wednesday afternoon from Occupy Wall Street's encampment in Lower Manhattan's financial district to Foley Square in front of the courthouse to press their anti-greed message.
October 2, 2011
About 700 protesters were arrested Saturday in a demonstration against corporate greed and other social inequalities after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours, New York City police said.
12:36 AM EDT, October 2, 2011
After a daylong protest against what they view as inequities in economic policies, more than 100 protesters remained on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday night, drumming, singing and discoursing on fiscal policy.
11:02 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Patrick M. Barth didn't plan on getting arrested when he set out on foot to protest corporate greed, but he was one of about 700 demonstrators who found themselves in jail cells over the weekend as tensions escalated between New York police and a movement now in its third week of a Manhattan sit-in.
4:57 PM EDT, October 1, 2011
Several hundred people marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday to protest the nation's economic climate and encourage political involvement.
1:07 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Protesters who have camped outside Los Angeles City Hall since Saturday, inspired by on-going Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, will spend a second night sleeping on the pavement this evening.
12:11 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Downtown Los Angeles was transformed into a set for political theater over the weekend, with protesters pitching tents in front of City Hall and performance artists dancing on floats meandering through the streets.
7:00 PM EDT, October 2, 2011
Occupy LA protesters gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 1, in this photo captured by reader Bullet Salvador.
8:48 PM EDT, September 29, 2011
Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on iPhones and Androids.
October 4, 2011
The pundit class has largely ignored, dismissed or mocked the Occupy Wall Street protest (the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, for example, calls the protesters "a collection of ne'er-do-wells raging against Wall Street, or something"). We too find it hard to get especially worked up over a series of small demonstrations in a handful of cities, including Los Angeles, involving mostly disaffected people who have trouble expressing what it is they're against. But isn't that how the "tea party" started out?
6:42 PM EDT, September 28, 2011
The planned encampment, to be set up at L.A. City Hall, will protest the corruption of an economic and political system that has allowed a small fraction of Americans to grow rich "while the rest of us have gotten poorer," the group Occupy Los Angeles said in a statement to the media Wednesday.
6:26 PM EDT, October 2, 2011
Inspired by the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, several hundred protesters set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall this weekend, saying they are there to stay.