One Year Later, Assessing Occupy’s Impact

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

occupy wall street Protesters in Foley Square on Sunday mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. (Brigid Bergin/WNYC)

For the first time in several months, the Occupy Wall Street movement grabbed headlines with protests marking its first anniversary. The movement that introduced the chant "We are the 99-percent" to the lexicon, has also been marked by tensions with the police, as well tensions within the grassroots organization. But how much has changed inside and outside Occupy Wall Street in the past year?

The NYPD arrested 185 people Monday, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct. While the movement showed it can still mobilize a lot of people, the NYPD showed it is prepared to handle the crowds of protesters.

WNYC’s Brigid Bergin, who has been reporting on the movement since last year, joined Amy Eddings to talk about the group’s status and where it goes from here.



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