Modeled on the "Arab Spring" uprisings that swept through Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and other countries this year, Occupy Wall Street is a "leaderless resistance movement" orchestrated through Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools.
Activist magazine Adbusters spearheaded the event, putting the call out in July for participants in a Sept. 17 demonstration in lower Manhattan. Several hundred protesters turned out that day to begin a loosely organized demonstration that has lasted for nearly two weeks.
Demonstrators criticized the financial industry for the role it played in the economy's ills.he economy's ills.
|10 most expensive colleges|
|Cheap air-fare computer whiz hails DOJ probe of carriers|
|Greek referendum: A choice between austerity or economic chaos|
|Why China's crazy stock market is getting scary|
|Apple Music is here: 5 things to know|