Occupy Nation: A Glimpse of the Movement at Its Peak
A nationwide survey of Peak Occupation
Last fall, Americans young and old declared, "We are the 99 percent," pitched tents in public spaces, and settled in. For a few months, cities played host to mini-villages and daily protests. Although occupiers vow to keep the movement going, evictions and raids have shut down the encampments in most major cities—for now.
We watched these events unfold on YouTube and in our own downtowns, but we lacked a macro view of the movement during its most frenetic months. This map is intended to provide such perspective—a nationwide survey of Peak Occupation. While many of these protests continue their slow burn, the dates on this map mark the time period of highest activity, before most occupiers were forced out.