Have you ever heard OWS? This is a mass protest that cries about the economic condition in the US. This protest began in 2011 and actually, OWL is continued even up to now. They still protest the same thing, the uneven condition in the US.
• The Clash between the Mass and the Police
Actually, the mass just wanted a peaceful protest by camped near Wall Street and one block away from World Trade Centre. They only come with posters and perform a kind of art performance in order to attract other people’s attention and join them. However, the police wrongly saw this as a disturbance.
Then, several people were caught and jailed for a certain period of time. This gave a big deep scar for many people who join the mass. However, this didn’t stop them to continue the Occupy Wall Street movement.
• Citizen Expressions of Many Oppression in the US
Year by year, OWS becomes the chance for the US citizens to perform their expressions about any issues in the US. Besides of economy and social issues, they also speak out the black oppressions since there are so many coloured people join the mass.
This movement has been the language of US citizens in order to convey the protest. They have a long march and even camp. They also stand in the front of the police barricade and give the same strong message that they want democracy, the real one, back in the US. They hope that they will not only get their right to have an even economic condition but also their right to live equally without seeing the colours or backgrounds.
This act is really catching the world’s attention and that is why OWL is continued. They want to be heard by the government. Although some of them already experienced the bad things from this protest, they still go forward and shout “We are the 99%”.