Map: Occupy Wall Street, a global movement

Explore MoJo’s interactive map of the anti-Wall Street protests that unfolded worldwide in fall 2011.


The loose-knit protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street has stirred action from New York City to LA and spread overseas. Here we present an expanding map of protest hot spots and reported arrests, and track the movement’s growth. Check back often for updates—and check out all the rest of MoJo‘s #OWS coverage here.

Protests taking place beyond Manhattan:

What began as a call for Americans to gather in New York’s Financial District has given rise to like-minded actions nationwide and far beyond. Click on the dots for details from more than 462 locations and over 3,200 arrests (last updated: November 20, 9:30 p.m. PST):

Know of more locations for this map? Send a link to a news article or blog posts to traja [at] motherjones [dot] com or @tasneemraja. 

Map production by Lauren Ellis, Samantha Oltman, and Tasneem Raja.

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A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement:

Front page image of arrest of Occupy Austin protester: Ann Harkness/Flickr

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