Occupy Wall Street protesters marked the movement’s one-year anniversary on Monday by taking to the streets of New York’s financial district.
The few hundred demonstrators were dwarfed by the huge police police presence.
The Associated Press reported that officers arrested around a dozen people.
Activists hoped the rally would breathe new life into a flagging movement that sparked copycat demonstrations worldwide last year.
Occupy’s stated aim is to end the perceived cosy relationship between government and major corporations.
Their infamous slogan “We are the 99 percent” reflects their belief that the general public are being asked to pick up the tab for the so-called one percent: mainly the titans of big business and global finance.