Occupy Wall Street
In September of 2011 a protest movement that ultimately was named Occupy Wall Street began in the streets of New York City. It's grievances were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial sector. Protestors inhabited Zucotti Park for two months and led mass marches, direct actions and mostly non violent protests. They were eventually ousted but not before the movement spread rapidly far and wide and at it's height was taking place in over 1000 cities across the globe. Occupy Wall Street ultimately forced a global conversation and was a first wave of dissent that we will likely see emerge again in seasons to come.