The Occupy movement started Sept. 17 in the financial district of New York City when demonstrators began camping in Zuccotti Park. Since then, camps and protests have spread across the country.
According to OccupyWallStreet.org, the movement fights the power of major corporations and banks "over the democratic process," and blames Wall Street for contributing to the ongoing recession. It takes inspiration from the uprisings in the Middle East.
The common bond among groups is that they represent the 99 percent that "will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption" of the wealthiest one percent," the website states.
The following reports on the Occupy movement in six U.S. cities were compiled by Missourian reporters visiting their homes during the week of Thanksgiving.
Occupy Boston: Police don't allow cold weather supplies at Boston protest
Occupy Cedar Valley: Protestors in Cedar Falls, Iowa, still active, even without a camp
Occupy Cincinnati: More than 1,000 protesters have joined Cincinnati cause
Occupy Denver: Protesters forced to adapt to police tactics in Denver
Occupy Lincoln: Protesters, police in Lincoln maintain cordial relationship
Occupy Minneapolis: Minneapolis protesters brace for winter demonstrations