While the Occupy protests have spread nationally throughout the country, there have also been many that are taking place globally in parts of Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia. CNN reported that the protests have led to violent acts including, fires, injured police officers, and regular citizens in need of serious help.
CNN reports, “Around the world, protesters marched, listened to speeches, and displayed banners reading anti-corporate slogans, including the now ubiquitous “we are the 99%,” “Banks are cancer” and “tax the rich 1%.”
Occupy Wall Street has been ongoing in New York City since a move was called on May 30 for a worldwide protest to begin on the Saturday of this past weekend. The protests are against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the power and influence of corporations and lobbyists on government. These protests that take place in our nation have influenced the international demonstrations.
Cities like Rome, Barcelona, Tokyo, and Paris have expanded the protests in hopes of having their voice heard. Protestors hold signs that say “People should not be afraid of their government,” “Arrest the 1%,” and “Eat Cash.” Cities in Australia and Canada also have taken part in protesting.