UPDATE: A sympathetic protest has sprung up called OccupyColleges. Here is their Facebook page.
The past several weeks, protesters have occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York City. There have been scuffles with police, and arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge. The protests have taken the name OccupyWallStreet.
Many of the protesters appear to be young people, college students or recent graduates, who are upset about the state of the economy and their job prospects.
Which makes this a story for college media. I’m starting to keep a log of some of the coverage of the protests, which appear to be spreading to other cities.
- The Rutgers Daily Targum has a story and photos about RU students who attended the protests (screenshot above).
- Salisbury University’s The Flyer has a story about the protests: The “99%” Occupy Wall Street.
- The independent The Justice student newspaper at Brandeis has this story: Alum arrested during Wall Street protests.
If your student outlet has covered this protest movement, e-mail me a link to scmurley -at- gmail.com or send it via Twitter to @cicm.