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Occupy Wall Street Movement

Protests arise amid joblessness concerns, depleted retirement savings and a down economy

  • Tammy Bick, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Tammy Bick, 49, Hamden, Conn.

    She was let go from a medical secretary position at an HIV clinic on Thanksgiving 2010.

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  • Crowd, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    With One Mind

    Thousands of people march through the Lower Manhattan financial district in support of Occupy Wall Street, the economic justice movement.

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  • Robert Broadhurst, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Robert Broadhurst, 54, Boston

    A union member and electrical worker, he was arrested on Oct. 1 on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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  • Thomas Hagan, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Thomas Hagan, 60, New York

    The Vietnam veteran currently works as a furniture salesman.

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  • Granny Peace Brigade, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Grandmothers March

    Members of the Granny Peace Brigade embrace the cause in Lower Manhattan.

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  • participant, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Capturing History

    A participant stops to take a picture at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration on Oct. 5.

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  • Danny Marks, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Danny Marks, 52, native New Yorker

    Homeless and illiterate, he camps out at Zuccotti Park during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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  • Toni Lacer, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    Toni Lacer, 55, St. John, Virgin Islands

    Semi-retired, the real estate appraiser and broker picked up a sign and joined the movement.

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  • John Andrew Zamal, Occupy Wall Street Demonstration slideshow
    Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR

    John Andrew Zamzal, 61, New Fairfield, Conn.

    Retired from psychiatric nursing, he now works as a substitute teacher in the public school system.

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