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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Cleveland

(CNN) -- A spirited and leaderless protest in the Wall Street section of New York is now in its fourth week, helping to inspire a growing number of demonstrations acoss the U.S.

The protests, dubbed Occupy Wall Street, began on September 17 as hundreds of people descended on the streets of Manhattan's financial district. Since then, the movement has spread to dozens of other cities.

The movement, which is modeled after social-media-driven demonstrations in the Middle East, aims to raise awareness about the role financial institutions played in the continued economic downturn affecting the world markets, and to show their discontent at the lukewarm attempts to prosecute those at fault. Demonstrators are also rallying against the state of the war in Afghanistan, the state of the environment, and a wide array of other domestic and international issues.

Who's behind the protests? Read more on CNN.com

Are you attending or covering the protests in Wall Street? Have you witnessed the marches, sit-ins, or arrests taking place? Explore the iReport submissions above, and send us your photos and videos to add to the timeline.

 I am not there with them, physically, but I support them whole heartedly, especially the rally against the state of war in Afghanistan, since the nephew of an old neighbor/friend was sent there, only to come back home and commit suicide.