September 30, 2011. A Wall Street protester from upstate New York holds up a sign in New York City. "I came down because of the state of the economy, society and the system. The rich stomp on the poor, I feel we are at a tipping point," the protester, who goes by Zain, said. Hundreds of activists affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations have been living in a park in the Financial District near Wall Street to rally against the influence of corporate money in politics, among a host of other issues.