After spending 2011 near the top of the news, Occupy Wall Street finds itself in a struggle to regain relevance as a grassroots protest against what they term “corporate greed and Washington corruption."
The Occupiers hope to get back some of last years momentum during a nationwide May Day protest.
The photo shows part of the unkempt Occupy 2011 Manhattan encampment.
With the presidential candidates ignoring the Occupiers and the ugly protests in Europe relatively quiet for now, this is a pivotal moment for the Occupy movement either to return to their 2011 stature, or risk being written off as a non-factor in the national scene.
Occupiers complained about how the mainstream media covered their protests in 2011 by focusing more on arrests and crime in their filthy encampments than the actual message they were trying to convey.