In 2011, thousands of people occupied the squares of New York, London, Madrid and other major cities across the globe to protest against economic and social inequalities. Almost a month later, a plot of government-owned land was also occupied in Madhya Pradesh, India. Research associate in The Open University's Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Alessandra Marino, was there. Read her fascinating article below to find out more.
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