The Unlikely Outposts of Occupy Wall Street

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Photos: David J. Swift (2); Paul Wellman/Santa Barbara Independent; Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma Press; Marco Garcia/AP Photo; Gregory Payan/AP Photo

After police in New York, Oakland, and Portland shut down the tent cities that have defined Occupy Wall Street, protesters vowed to keep the two-month-old global rally going. Across the U.S., OWS activists in upscale areas have gone hyper-local, adding community issues to the larger movement’s anti-corporate message. Many are also ditching the tarps and tents that have provoked mayors and police chiefs, preferring to occupy their own beds.

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