Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district. The protests are against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly that of the financial services sector—on government. The protesters' slogan We are the 99% refers to the growing difference in wealth in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.
According to a survey of Zuccotti Park protesters by the Baruch College School of Public Affairs published on October 19, of 1,619 web respondents, 1/3 were older than 35, half were employed full-time, 13% were unemployed and 13% earned over $75,000.
This was taken from wikipedia. All sources are cited there. I posted this to spread knowledge, not my opinion.
Uninformed person: "All the protesters at Occupy Wallstreet (OWS) are hippies who don't want to work and want government hand- outs!"
Informed person: "How do you know that?"
Uninformed person: "B-b-b-because... FOX News said so, and, and, and... look at them! They look like.. like.. HIPPIES."
Informed person: "Actually, according to a recent Baruch survey of those in Zucotti park, 50% of the protesters have full- time jobs. They go to work and come back to the park after to show solidarity."
Uninformed person: "Well, FOX news and the "53%" blog confirms my belief, so that's all I am going to listen to."