On October the 6th 2011 over 5000 people marched through downtown Portland in the Occupy Portland movement protesting the bank bailouts, record high unemployment and corporate greed. Portland is just one of many cities holding such demonstrations across the globe which started in New York City with the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
The phrase “We are the 99 Percent” was heard throughout the demonstration referring to people that have lost or are afraid they will lose everything they’ve worked for while the “1 Percent” are getting wealthier.
The diversity of people at the demonstration was truly amazing. As you can see from the photos the “99%” does not have an age or color, it’s just all kinds of people frustrated with the status quo and ready for a change.