Occupy Pittsburgh

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Occupy Pittsburgh
Part of the "Occupy" protests
Occupy Pittsburgh (V) 002.jpg
Image from Occupy Pittsburgh 2011
Date 15 October 2011 – 8 February 2012
(February 8, 2012(2012-02-08) (aged 0))
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Caused by Economic inequality, corporate influence over government, inter alia.
Methods Demonstration, occupation, protest, street protesters
Status Ended February 8, 2012[1]
Arrests and injuries
Injuries 0
Arrested 5

Occupy Pittsburgh was a collaboration that has included peaceful protests and demonstrations, with an aim to overcome economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporations and lobbyists on government. The protest has taken place at several locations in Pittsburgh, notably Market Square, Mellon Green[2] and the city's Oakland neighborhood adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.[3][4] and East Liberty neighborhood.

As of June 2012, Occupy Pittsburgh had continued to engage in organized meetings, events and actions.[5]


The protests began on October 15, 2011[3][6] and drew as many as 4,000 people.[7] The protests are ongoing, with an encampment at Mellon Green.[8] Although the park is privately owned by BNY Mellon, it initially did not request protesters to vacate, the movement citing the "public space" provisions of the city code to justify their occupation.[2][9] After BNY Mellon filed in court on December 12, 2011 to end the encampment, Occupy Pittsburgh members responded by serving notice to evict the corporation from Pittsburgh.

On February 8, 2012, the movement peacefully left Mellon Green after a court order was issued.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Old Post-Gazette Video". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2001-09-11. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b "'Occupy Pittsburgh' Protesters Continue For 3rd Consecutive Day - News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh". Wpxi.com. 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b Pittsburgh Business Times by Paul J. Gough, Web Producer (2011-03-13). "Occupy Pittsburgh backs Oakland protest - Pittsburgh Business Times". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ Navratil, Liz (2011-11-02). "More than 100 Occupy Pittsburgh supporters march on Oakland". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Occupy Pittsburgh". Occupypittsburgh.org (Official website). Retrieved March 3, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Mamula, Kris B. (2011-10-15). "Occupy Pittsburgh marchers protest corporate greed - Pittsburgh Business Times". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  7. ^ Dudkiewicz, Larissa (2011-10-17). "Occupy Pittsburgh March and Rallies Draw Thousands to Hill, Downtown - Pine-Richland, PA Patch". Pine-richland.patch.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  8. ^ Prine, Carl. "Occupy forces schedule march, voice support for beaten California veteran - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  9. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times by Paul J. Gough, Web Producer (2011-10-14). "Occupy Pittsburgh begins Saturday in city - Pittsburgh Business Times". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 

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