Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district. The movement was to protest against economic inequality.

Historical trivia: Occupy Wall Street, an event recorded in history in 2010
Historical trivia: Occupy Wall Street, an event recorded in history in 2010

The Canadian anti-consumerist and pro-environment group/magazine Adbusters initiated the call for a protest.

The OWS created the now-legendary “We are the 99%” slogan, which refers to income and wealth inequality in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.

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