The protest about the gap between rich and poor people in the US was held back in September 2011. There were so many people camped in Wall Street area, almost 20,000 people camped and held protested that the government should take action for this. What was the OWS, the leaderless mass protest in Wall Street, DC exactly?
• The Protest of Economic Condition
The OWS stands for Occupy Wall Street. There is a reason why they did it in Wall Street. This place is well known as the centre of the US economy. If you remembered when the WTC tragedy happened in this area, it made US economy unstable for several days. So, because people in the OWS wanted to make a better economic condition, they took over Wall Street.
• Give a Loud Voice for Social Problem Because of the Wall Street
The problem was not only the economic problem. It turns out that the condition that the gap between the poor and the rich ones make a great social problem. People who joined the mass in OWS gave a loud voice about this.
Agen said that rich people could have access to the government and make the state the rules that only will be a benefit for rich people. This is not fair since the rich people are only for about one percent of US citizens. They gave the loud protest and asked the democracy back in the US. They wanted the government to listen to them as well as they listen to the rich and powerful people.
From the OWS, the leaderless mass protest in Wall Street, DC, we can learn that no need for violence in order to make other people listen to your problem. This mass action is counted as the successful protest since they don’t have any leader, yet they can give a big impact to US citizen.