The Occupation of Austin

The '99 percent' takes a stand against corporate greed

What began as the Occupy Wall Street protests and grew into a national movement made its local debut last week as protesters of all ages staged a peaceful assembly outside City Hall, drawing about 1,300 people by the night of Thursday, Oct. 6. The head count may have dwindled over the following days but certainly not the spirit of the "99 percent" who aim to reverse the trend of corporate dominance in economics and politics. See many more photos and a video at austinchronicle.com/occupy-austin/.



Photo by John Anderson

Day one of Occupy Austin carried a festive atmosphere as protesters established their base at City Hall.

Photo by Jana Birchum

Occupiers took their economic concerns to Bank of America on Oct. 7.

Photo by John Anderson

Cae Rose (center) with his mother, Charlie Rose (r), joined protesters in front of Chase Bank on Oct. 10, while Austin police officers guarded the entrance.

Photo by Sandy Carson

A placard, a slice of pizza, and a little rain can go a long way at a protest.

Photo by Jana Birchum

Musical instruments, like the flute this man is playing, helped carry the tune of the Occupy Austin forces.

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