Occupy Wall Street

NYC Agrees To Pay 6 Pepper-Sprayed Occupy Wall Street Protesters $332KOnline video showed police Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper-spraying protesters corralled behind orange netting.
Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing PoliceAfter being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.
Cecily McMillan, Occupy Wall Street Activist, Exits Rikers Island Fighting For Prisoner RightsAn Occupy Wall Street activist convicted of one of the few felonies coming out of the protests and released from prison Wednesday said she is even more committed to activism after serving 58 days.
NYC, Occupy Wall Street Protesters Settle Lawsuit Over Alleged Wrongful ArrestsAttorneys from the firm Stecklow Cohen & Thompson said the $583,000 agreement reached Tuesday is the largest settlement to date in a single Occupy-related civil rights case.
Occupy Wall Street Activist Gets 90 Days In Jail For Assaulting OfficerCecily McMillan, who insisted she was innocent, had faced as much as seven years in prison. She apologized in court for injuring the officer but said it was an accident.
Cecily McMillan Found Guilty Of Assaulting Cop During Occupy Wall Street ProtestCecily McMillan told the jury she had been out drinking green beer for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012, and she doesn't remember much of what happened.
May Day Activists Rally In Union Square For Workers' RightsThe rally focused on issues including rights for undocumented immigrants and raising the minimum wage.
Bratton On NYPD Twitter Backlash: We Won't Quit Social MediaThe NYPD asked Twitter users Tuesday to share pictures of them posing with police officers using the hashtag #MyNYPD, but the responses soon turned ugly.
Brecht Forum Political Salon Set To Close After 39 YearsThe Brecht Forum, a well-known New York City education center focused on political thought, will close its doors this month.
Judge: OWS Protesters Can't Sue Zuccotti Park Owners Over Police SweepA federal judge said this week that people upset over the police crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street encampment in 2011 cannot sue the company that owns the Financial District plaza where the raid took place.
OWS Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With Marches, Rallies In ManhattanOn Sept. 17, 2011, protesters first began camping in Zuccotti Park near the New York Stock Exchange. The movement has splintered since New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted the protesters from the plaza in November 2012.
Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day DemonstrationThousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city's streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.
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