Hundreds and in some cases thousands of people voiced discontent with
the economy. In New York, at least 88 people were arrested.
Buoyed by the longevity of the Occupy Wall Street
encampment in Manhattan, a wave of protests swept across Asia, the
Americas and Europe over the weekend, with hundreds and in some cases
thousands of people expressing discontent with the economic tides in
marches, rallies and occasional clashes with the police.
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LONDON — The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on October 7 to three
women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their
nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality.
Left, Leymah Gbowee in September; center: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the
Liberian president, on Oct. 7; right: Tawakkol Karman in Sana, Yemen, on October 7.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, center left, with her fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, center right, at the beginning of this month. Ms. Gbowee was honored by Riverdale last year. A Yemeni woman was also honored. Ms. Johnson Sirleaf is about to be declared the winner of a hard-fought re-election campaign for the presidency of Liberia.