On Oct. 15, occupations all over the world joined in what they have dubbed the "Global Change March," during which hundreds of thousands of people in more than 1,000 cities poured into the streets to march for change. The turnouts for the event averaged 10,000 or more people in each city, with the most notable turnout in Madrid, Spain, where 500,000 people packed into the city center and surrounding streets in peaceful protest.
"This was no doubt one of the most important mass protests in Chicago that I have ever been a part of," said Chicago Global Change March participant Ana Santoyo, an organizer for ANSWER Chicago. "We should support and help this movement grow and spread. The right to a job, a home, free education and healthcare—those are rights everybody should have, and we'll keep fighting until we achieve those basic rights and more."