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Celebrities At The "Occupy" Protests

The "Occupy" protests are an ongoing series of international protests which began in New York City on September 17, 2011 with Occupy Wall Street and are primarily directed against social and economic inequality. By October 9 protests had taken place or were ongoing in over 95 cities across 82 countries and over 600 communities in the U.S. Initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters, the protests are inspired by the Arab Spring movement, especially Cairo's Tahrir Square protests, and the Spanish Indignants. The protests take their name from Occupy Wall Street, and commonly use the slogan We are the 99%, the #Occupy hashtag format, and organize through websites such as "Occupy Together". The movement currently occupies over 1280 towns and cities worldwide.
The protests have been described as a "democratic awakening," difficult to reduce to a few demands. On October 15, the Occupy Wall Street Demands Working Group, published a declaration of demands, goals, and solutions. A member of the New York City General Assembly said OWS will not issue demands because, "demands are for terrorists and that is not who we are." The Goals Working Group may produce an alternative document.
An October 11 poll showed that 54% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the protests, compared to 27% for the Tea Party movement, and up from 38% in a poll conducted October 6–10. An October 12–16 poll found that 67% of New York City voters agreed with the protesters and 87% agreed with their right to protest.

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