November 16, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Eviction 2011
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Over the last two months, Occupy Wall Street spread across the nation as each new economic statistic grimly confirms the disparity between rich and poor continuing to grow while unemployment remains high and stagnant. The protesters were initially mocked and denigrated, but public outcry galvanized by pepper spray and mass arrest police tactics added to the persistence and popularity of the movement. The response from local governments has varied from city to city. In New York it was marked by heavy-handedness tempered with reluctant tolerance.