A closed youth center in New Haven and a highway entrance in Hartford were the sites of lively rallies Nov. 17.
Principal organizers were SEIU, MoveOn and Occupy Baltimore. Speakers included health care workers, unemployed workers, teachers and community activists.
The Oakland occupy movement is stepping up activities focused on national and local demands despite police evictions of its downtown tent encampments.
Starting Dec. 6, lawmakers in Washington will have to confront, face to face, the people left jobless by the Great Recession.
If there was ever any illusion that the mayor's move would kill the movement, it evaporated at Foley Square.
"Shame, shame, shame," shouted several encircling Liberty Park as police arrested those attempting to enter the now seized Occupy Wall Street occupation site.
Other non-violent protests planned.
In the pre-dawn hours today helmeted and shield-carrying police tore down the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park here where protesters have hunkered down since September.
Before dawn this morning, Nov. 14, police in riot gear moved in to evict Occupy Oakland campers from their tent city in a plaza in front of City Hall.
Students at the University of California walk out of classes to protest budget cuts and rising tuition, and to support the New York City demonstration, Occupy Wall Street.