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The End of Occupy

Andrew Burton http://www.cnpps.org 2013-03-23 19:23:19 

    Austin Guest, an Occupy Wall Street protestor, sings during a group song on steps of Federal Hall, across the street from the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, April 16, 2012. Earlier in the day, police forced protestors who had previously been sleeping on the corner of Wall Street and Nassau Street to move away. The protestors migrated to the steps of Federal Hall, and approximately 10 protestors were arrested throughout the night of the April 16.

    As the Occupy Wall Street movement limped into 2012, the group found itself rapidly losing social influence. In a final attempt to re-capture the nation's attention, Occupy Wall Street organized a day of events on the group's one year anniversary. Yet despite all their strikes, marches and chants, the group was largely ineffective. National sentiment for the group's cry for financial and social reform had dissipated. The economy slowly recovered and the 'Occupy' voice was lost during an election year when their purposes seemed to hold no firm place. By the time the new year arrived, the death knells were already in place. 2012 saw the end of the sprawling, leaderless, multi-pronged movement that was Occupy Wall Street.

[editor: 付伟 ]