The Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago on Sept. 17, 2011 when protesters set up camp in New York City's Zuccotti Park, in the financial district. Occupy protesters sought to bring attention to economic inequality, contrasting the wealthiest 1 percent with the other 99 percent of people. They also attacked corruption in the financial sector and corporate influence on government.
The Occupy movement quickly grew beyond Wall Street — including to an Occupy L.A. encampment outside L.A. City Hall — and continues protesting today. However, original camps in New York City and Los Angeles were eventually broken up and Occupy began fading from the headlines.
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