Bull - The Occupy movement is, currently, several groups of people who are protesting the current economical situation. They are gathering in public places, on the steps of capital buildings and in front banks, especially the banks that were deemed 'too big to fail'. These citizens have a lot of issues to represent and have been shown to voice opinions on everything from immigration laws to healthcare benefits and beyond - but the need for jobs, the protection of the middle class and the ridiculousness of income inequality seem to be their core themes. Some of the protestors have resorted to violence to express themselves while others have had violence used against them.
While generally viewed as an American movement, the protest has already gone global. Protests have been recorded in sixteen other countries with more expected to join before the year is over.
There have been some valid issues with crowd control. Peaceful protestors have, unfortunately and unwittingly, provided a semi-safe haven for criminals and sex offenders. After committing an offense, these idiots flee to the protests and try to use being part of the crowd as a means to escape arrest. In part because of this, the perception of the group has been tainted and violence from authorities has esculated. More and more camps have been shut down forcefully.
RVD-san, about at least one public death resulting from this... You're prolly right but I hope that you're wrong. And do you think that a death will really inspire the majority to join the movement? Wouldn't it scare people away?
Anyway. The movement started in September. We are, as of now, in week 11. Currently it remains unclear what the long-term results of these protests will be. However you can read more about the movement and stay updated here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement