Photo Essay - Occupy Chicago - Global Protest Day - Oct 15, 2011
While the movement certainly brought great visibility to the issues at hand, very little has been done in the years since. Still, I was proud to be a part of this demonstration in its early days.
As a photographer of and for the people, I felt it fitting to create my first Photo Essay using my documentary coverage of "Occupy Chicago" during the global day of protest. I hope you enjoy.
Chicago, IL - October 15, 2011
“Occupy Chicago” descends on the Financial District. Joining a growing global coalition from 950 cities, across 82 countries protesting capitalist austerity and relentless war.
Nearly 5,000 protesters took to the streets of Chicago, resulting in over 175 arrests. Some demonstrations, such as Madrid Spain, reached 5000,000 protesters. Worldwide, an estimated 950 were arrested and 135 injured.
This day marked a definitive statement by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Sparking numerous occupations across the USA, continuing until 2013.
Audio Recording: Speaker J.R. Fleming, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign.
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