Nightly News   |  October 17, 2011

One-month-old Occupy Wall Street still growing

The Occupy Wall Street protests continue to grow, as the movement marks a month since the first demonstration in Lower Manhattan. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The Occupy Wall Street protesters have been camped out in Lower Manhattan for one month now. From its very simple beginnings, the movement has lately been seeing its impact felt around the globe, and many around the world are asking what the next move is here. NBC 's Mara Schiavocampo is with us from Lower Manhattan tonight. Mara , good evening.

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO reporting: Brian , good evening. Organizers here at Zuccotti Park released a statement this morning saying while they're grateful to reach that one-month milestone, there's still a lot of work to be done. This weekend the Occupy Wall Street movement had its biggest events yet. Tens of thousands gathered for a global day of protests, including in New York 's Times Square and in London . Now, while the protests were mostly peaceful, there was some violence. Groups in Rome burned cars and smashed windows. And in Chicago , 175 were arrested when police dismantled a tent camp. Now, here in New York support continues to pour in. Organizers say they get up to 400 boxes of donated supplies every day and they've received $300,000 in cash. As for what's next, the group here has started holding daily think tank meetings to get a better sense of what the protesters want. Brian :

WILLIAMS: Mara Schiavocampo in Lower Manhattan