CMU Photojournalism Students Photograph Occupy Wall Street in New York City November 17-20

Andrew Kuhn

An Occupy Wall Street protester pushes against the barracade as cops try to contain her during a protest at Zuccotti Park Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 in New York City. The protest turned violent after a protester knocked a cops hat off of his head, ending in several arrests.

Occupy Wall Street protesters take to the streets after rallying at Union Square Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 in New York City. The protesters celebrated the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement by meeting at multiple locations throughout the city and ending with a march across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Occupy protesters meet at Union Square in New York City Nov. 17, 2011. The protesters also gathered in Zuccotti Park earlier in the day to protest during the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Seventeen-year-old Bon Malten of Santa Fe New Mexico, yells with protestors at Zuccotti Park after a riot broke out between occupiers and police. "I feel like I've been living my whole life up until this moment. I really believe in freedom of equality and freedom of human rights." she said.

An on looker uses a cell phone to record police and occupy protestors at Zuccotti park in New York City on Thursday Nov. 17, 2011.

Forty-two-year-old Brooklyn native Joe Mangrum, creates a design out of sand on the ground at Zuccotti Park Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 in New York City. "It's sitting here on top of a grid and we've designed our entire economic system and everything around a grid. In the context of occupy wall street, this is a perfect example of how the grid devides things, this unifies things." said Mangrum.

Forty-two-year-old Brooklyn native Joe Mangrum, creates a design out of sand on the ground at Zuccotti Park Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 in New York City.

Thirty four-year-old New Jersy resident Musaddiq Ahmad, protests in Foley square with fellow occupiers on the two month anniverary of the occupy wall street movement in New York City Nov. 17, 2011. Ahmad has been protesting for one month. "This is a beautiful movement," said Ahmad who is wondering where his money is. "My loans are in deferment and I can't go back to school, " he said.

JRN 422 professor Kent Miller shoots video of his students in the New York City subway while waiing for a train to arrive. Miller and his students flew to New York to cover the Occupy Wall Street movement.

On November 17, 2011, Assistant professor of journalism at Central Michigan University Kent Miller, flew eight of his students to New York City to cover the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Protesters declared this day the Student Day of Action. Gatherings were being held at Zuccotti Park and Union Square, before completing with a gathering at Foley Square before marching over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Miller and his students covered the protesters at different locations throughout the city. Miller and his students were at Zuccotti Park to document the riot which broke out between protesters and police, after a policeman’s hat was knocked from his head by an occupy wall street protester.

From there, Miller and his students branched out to different locations around the city following the movement as they went. The night ended with a large rally at Foley Square, where the New York Times reports more than 32,000 protesters gathered before marching through the streets and over the Brooklyn Bridge.

According to http://www.occupytogether.org, the Occupy movement will be calling for an Alternative day of action taking place on United Nations Human Rights Day, Dec. 10.

(check back for more images in the coming weeks)

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