Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide

European Central Bank, Frankfurt. (Thomas Lohnes/dapd/AP)

Last week, we wrote about how the Occupy Wall Street protests were sweeping across America. Now this week, the protests have spread worldwide, motivating thousands to voice their anger at financial and social inequality.

More than 80 countries around the world, including Hong Kong, Miami, London, Berlin, and Sydney have participated in largely peaceful demonstrations, along with some violent clashes in Rome. The Big Picture and In Focus are on the scene.

Occupy Wall Street Global Protests – The Big Picture
Occupy Wall Street Spreads Worldwide – In Focus

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