Occupy Wall Street is a growing movement of protests against a variety of issues, but most namely corporate greed and the link between the US government and the US banking sector. After the financial collapse in 2008, the US economy was dramatically weakened, unemployment rose, foreclosures occurred, and the major investment banks of Wall Street were bailed out by the US government in hopes of stabilizing the economy. Over the following 3 years, the economy worsened, and the American middle class continues to suffer while the investment banks have rebounded and are posting record profits.
Occupy Wall Street seeks to expose and remedy this situation, and consists of many unaffiliated groups protesting together. As with any large protest, there are many people carrying signs, and here, we’ve picked the 50 best.