The Occupy Movement and Occupied Cities The Occupy movement is a decentralized protest movement directed against economic and social inequality. In it, protesters occupied cities and parks in many locations. Occupy protests are taking place in over 95 occupied cities across 82 countries, and over 600 occupied communities in the United States. Initially it was a peaceful protest but eventually degraded into violence. This website offers a comprehensive collection of insightful articles chronicling the Occupy movement.