This page is part of a larger feature called Occupy: 12 Events That Defined Year One. In the run-up to #S17, the one year anniversary of the movement, we will be posting stories from our archives for every month of the past year of occupy. For April, we look back on how local occupations have moved to occupy new places since the fall. Read stories from other months >>
Chicago, IL–The Woodlawn Occupation is Not Leaving: An occupier shares her experience as Occupy Chicago joins mental health patients protecting their clinic from forced closure. The occupation builds community and survives multiple police raids.
New York, NY–A Sleepless Night at #Occupied Wall Street: An occupier spends the night on the steps to Federal Hall, across from the stock exchange. Angry residents cheer when police make unlawful arrests, but the occupation survives and “as the weather warms our sense of community grows stronger.”
Minneapolis, MN–The Battle to Re-occupy Minneapolis: An occupier recounts the re-occupation of Minneapolis; police intimidation, arrests and marching through the street with tents.