This is something I just heard about recently when some friends of mine from back home informed me of the movement in my hometown. Apparently it started in New York and has trickled into many cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Providence. The protesters chant the slogan "we are the 99%," referring to the fact that 1% of America's population holds 50% of the nation's wealth. The protesters have no defined leader and instead are "led" by groups of organizers. They're said to be represented by a broad demographic, from young people to retirees, and I've even heard stories of parents bringing their children to these demonstrations. They are starting to get support from unions, small businesses, and legal advisors as well. It apparently has been going on since 17 September, but the media hasn't been reporting on it very widely. Has anybody seen this or been part of it?
They don't seem to have a specific list of demands. Its more of a general protest against the way of things, which to be honest, I can understand. Their general political philosophy seems to be to stop bailing out the rich, and to give better support to the middle and poor classes. I find it interesting because they don't define themselves as being in a particular political party, like the Tea Party movement did. Their complaints lie with the all-powerful Government, which, perhaps, is where the complaints should be.