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.