In September 2011, the Occupy movement starting in New York City and spread throughout many cities in the United States. Occupy was a collaboration of individuals and organizations, protesting against economic inequality, corporate greed, and its influence on the U.S. government. In Chicago, Occupy demonstrations were held mostly outside the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago's financial district. Left: Taken in 2011, a man standing with other protesters outside the Chicago Board of Trade in the Chicago financial district. Right: Taken in 2011, a man plays on a makeshift drum kit, to gain attention for an Occupy Chicago demonstration in the financial district of Chicago.
In 2013, the city of Chicago decided to close 54 schools in low-income neighborhoods. On 3/27/13, over a 100 people were arrested in a massive demonstration taking place in downtown Chicago. Taken on 3/27/2013, a man boarding police commandeered a city bus, used to a arrest and issue citations, during a massive protest against Chicago school closings. 
On 11/27/2015, protesters “Shut down Black Friday”, blocking the doors of Michigan Avenue businesses, and refusing to let people enter retail stores, demonstrating against the death of 17 year old Lamar Mcdonald, shot 16 times by officer Jason Vandyke in October of 2014. Taken on 11/27/2015, Michigan avenue crowded with protesters outraged at the police shooting of Laquan Mcdonald. 
On 11/27/2016, a shopper upset she's unable to enter Victoria Secret during the Black Friday sales, as protesters block doors of businesses along all along the Magnificent Mile on  Michigan Avenue.
Taken on 11/27/ 15, protesters block the doors of Top Shop retailers, in order to gain public attention towards police brutality and the shooting of Laquan Mcdonald in Chicago. 
Taken on 11/27/2015, an onlooker records protesters, demonstrating against police brutality on Michigan Avenue during Black Friday, Chicago. 
Taken on 7/2/13, activists with organizes a protest inside Streeterville Apple Store in Downtown Chicago. The demonstration was held to bring attention to Apple's practice of using tax sheltering techniques to avoid paying taxes sold in the United States. 
Taken in 2013, volunteers at the Benton House food Pantry, helping deliver food to needy members of the Bridgeport community in Chicago. 
Taken in 2014, a man playing the upright bass next to Magdelena Abakanowwicz's Agora sculptures in Chicago's Grant Park. 
Taken in 2013, a man sitting in Chicago's Grant Park. 
Taken in 2013, a blind man standing on the Wabash Bridge over the Chicago River, listening to the sounds of downtown Chicago. 
Taken in 2015, a young man on his laptop computer while riding the El train in Chicago. 
Taken in 2014, two girls somersaulting in the garden of the Lincoln Park's Conservatory in Chicago. 
Taken in 2012, two young tourists posing for a picture on the top of Monkey Mountain, Hong Kong. 
Taken in 2014 at Chicago's Lakeshore park, a rollerblader practices a dance routine for exercise. 
Left: Taken in 2010, Marshall at Starved Rock Nature Preserve in Ogelsby, IL. Right: Taken in 2013, Stephanie in her Logan Square apartment in Chicago. 
Open to the public, the Wuhan Conservatory is one of the top plant research facilities in China. Taken in 2012, a groundskeeper watering green house plants at the Wuhan Conservatory, China.
Tennis is quickly becoming a popular sport in China. Taken in 2012, a woman practicing a routine with a tennis racquet and ball. 
Located in Central China, Wuhan is one of the fastest developing cities in China. Taken in 2012, a man oversees a demolition site, as a backhoe tears down a building. 
Many college students in China, go through the standard military as a requirement for college. Taken in 2012,  a senior year student named Alice, a law student, stands in formation during a Chinese flag ceremony at Huazhong University in Wuhan, China. 
Taken in 2012, a Hubei Museum employee resting on a balcony ledge in Wuhan, China. 
Taken in 2012, a young woman behind a jewelry counter at a night market in Wuhan, China.
Taken in 2012, a self-portrait in a Central Normal University dorm room in Wuhan, China.
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