One Year Later, Occupy Wall Street Plans Anniversary Protest

Occupy activists plan to converge on intersections surrounding the New York Stock Exchange in a show of solidarity for the movement

Friday, Aug 31, 2012  |  Updated 1:50 PM EDT
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OWS Plans Protest for 1-Year Anniversary

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Protestors sit in the plaza of Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Protesters are heading back to Wall Street next month to celebrate Occupy's anniversary on Sept. 17.

Occupy activists plan to converge on intersections surrounding the New York Stock Exchange in a show of solidarity for the movement, which has lost considerable steam and grown disorganized in recent months.

On that date last year, protesters began camping in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, sparking the global protests against corporate excess and economic inequality.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted the protesters from the small granite plaza two months later. Other encampments across the country were later dismantled one by one, some by force.

In the city where the movement was born, protesters have splintered into small groups devoted to particular causes, like debt and education reform.

On Sept. 17, they will come together near Wall Street and undertake various forms of civil disobedience. Some protesters will sit down in the street to get arrested on purpose.

Activists say the goal is to disrupt activity near Wall Street.

Later that day, protesters will meet in Foley Square and hold a general assembly to discuss their plans for the future of the movement.

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