Just hours after Oakland police disbanded the Occupy Oakland camp on Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered on the steps of the main branch of the public library…
Protesters reportedly with the Occupy Wall Street movement delayed the start of President Obama’s speech in Manchester..
In the days leading up to the Nov. 17 Global Day of Action, Occupy Wall Street protesters planned several events, including a 7 a.m. march to shut down Wall Street..
The following is a timeline of Occupy Wall Street (sometimes called OWS or #OWS) which began on Saturday, September 17, 2011 as an occupation of Wall Street, the financial district of New York City and is an ongoing demonstration…
Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from “Oleoresin Capsicum”), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defence, including defence against dogs and bears.
Pepper spray has also been used against peacefully-assembled protestors.Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits persons using pepper spray for self-defense an opportunity to escape.
Occupy protesters want shoppers to occupy something besides door-buster sales and crowded mall parking lots on Black Friday…
An 84-year-old woman in Seattle has quickly become a face of the national Occupy Wall Street movement after she was hit with pepper spray..