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October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street global protests

Global protests against economic injustice gripped cities over the weekend, predominantly on Saturday, October 15. Solidarity with Spain's "Indignants" and New York's "Occupy Wall Street" protesters brought demonstrations over the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few and the worldwide economic crisis to cities from Hong Kong to Tulsa. Hundreds of thousands joined the mostly peaceful demonstrations, although arrests were made in many cities, and clashes with police in Rome became particularly violent. The movement shows no signs of slowing. Gathered here are images from cities large and small. -- Lane Turner (40 photos total)

Members of Occupy Wall Street stage a protest near Wall Street in New York on October 15, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

People take a part in a demonstration in Puerta del Sol Square in solidarity action for the worldwide protest dubbed "Occupy the City" in Madrid on October 15, 2011. (Arturo Rodriguez/AP) #

Protesters hurl objects during clashes in Rome on October 15, 2011. Italian police fired tear gas and water cannons as protests in Rome turned violent. (Angelo Carconi/AP) #

Police fire tear gas in Rome on October 15, 2011. (Angelo Carconi/AP) c #

A protestor waves a giant red flag in front of anti-riot police during a demonstration in Rome on October 15, 2011. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images) #

Demonstrators in front of a bank shout as Occupy Los Angeles protesters march in the Protest Against Corporate Greed on the International Day of Action in Los Angeles on October 15, 2011. (David McNew/Reuters) #

Berlin police officers carry a protester in front of the Reichstagsgebaeude on October 15, 2011 in Berlin. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images) #

Protestors gather around a makeshift fire in front of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt after a demonstration to support the "Occupy Wall Street' movement October 15, 2011. (Thomas Lohnes/dapd/AP) #

Protesters march during an Occupy Toronto demonstration in Toronto on October 15, 2011. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg) #

Protesters burn fake bills as they camp in front of the Beursplein 5 stock exchange in Amsterdam on October 17, 2011. (Valerie Kuypers/AFP/Getty Images) #

Police pull a protester away who tried to take back his tent after police cleared Westlake Park of all tents but allowed the protesters to stay in Seattle on October 17, 2011. (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times/AP) #

Occupy Wall Street participants argue with police during a march on Times Square in New York on October 15, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) #

Demonstrators protest in Times Square on October 15, 2011 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #

Occupy Wall Street participants are arrested after a protest on Times Square in New York on October 15, 2011. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images) #

Hundreds of people hold hands at the Culture Square in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 15, 2011. (Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images) #

A protester is sprayed by riot police water cannon in downtown Santiago on October 15, 2011. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man holds a flag in the Occupy Boston encampment in Boston on October 15, 2011. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) #

Protesters throw garbage bags at Barcelona's stock exchange on October 15, 2011. (Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images) #

Greek "indignants" cover their ears, mouths, or eyes in Athens' Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament during the global day of action on October 15, 2011. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images) #

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks made popular by the graphic novel "V for Vendetta" camp during the "Occupy Central" protest outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange October 15, 2011. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) #

An Occupy Tokyo protester wears a mask during a rally in Tokyo October 15, 2011. (Issei Kato/Reuters) #

About 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters march in Oxnard, Calif. on October 15, 2011. People of all ages marched with Oxnard police motorcycles escorting them. (Juan Carlo/The Ventura County Star/AP) #

Protesters take part in a demonstration against the banking industry in Zurich on October 15, 2011. Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Zurich's Paradeplatz, the iconic place where both Swiss banking giants UBS and Credit Suisse are located. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #

A protester stays in front of the line of police in downtown Denver on October 15, 2011. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post/AP) #

Protesters with the "Occupy Seattle" movement march near the Pike Place Market on October 15, 2011, in downtown Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP) #

Protesters gather at the Vancouver Art Gallery as thousands participate in the Occupy Vancouver protest on October 15, 2011 in Vancouver. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) #

An "Occupy Together" activist imprints his hand with red paint during a gathering of demonstrators near the Monument of the Revolution in Mexico City October 15, 2011. (Bernardo Montoya/Reuters) #

A demonstrator lies injured after a stampede at the Portuguese parliament as part of the United for Global Change movement in Lisbon October 15, 2011. (Rafael Marchante/Reuters) #

People join in an Occupy Miami protest on October 15, 2011 in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #

Philadelphia Police watch people march from City Hall to the Freedom Park near Independence Hall on October 15, 2011 in Philadelphia. (Alex Brandon/AP) #

A demonstrator with her face painted with Puerto Rico's flag attends an Occupy Puerto Rico protest in San Juan on October 15, 2011. (Ricardo Arduengo/AP) #

Occupy New Haven protesters march in New Haven, Conn. on October 15, 2011. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters) #

"Indignants" march in Valencia, Spain on October 15, 2011. (Heino Kalis/Reuters) #

Hundreds of demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Tulsa movement march through downtown Tulsa, Okla. on October 15, 2011. (Jeff Lautenberger/The Tulsa World/AP) #

Protesters are illuminated by red lights outside St Paul's Cathedral during the 'Occupy London' protest on October 15, 2011 in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

Protesters sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement carry a flag-themed banner at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. on October 15, 2011. (Danny Johnston/AP)#

Protesters march in Brussels on October 15, 2011. (Yves Logghe/AP)#

Protesters line the grounds of the Statehouse for the Occupy Columbia event at the capitol in Columbia, S.C. on October 15, 2011. (Brett Flashnick/AP) #

South Korean protesters stage an "Occupy Seoul" rally in Seoul on October 15, 2011. The Korean letters read: "Tax the Rich 1%, Welfare for the 99%." (Ahn Young-joon/AP)#

A participant holds a placard reading "Jobs! I Want Jobs!" during an "Occupy Taipei" protest in front of the Taipei 101 building in Taipei on October 15, 2011. (Chiang Ying-ying/AP)#