16 October 2011
Last updated at 12:48
Protesters in cities across the world are taking to the streets to demonstrate against alleged corporate greed and government cutbacks. Many groups are taking their names from the high-profile Occupy Wall Street rally in New York. Marco Elsy took this photo of Occupy The Hague in the Netherlands.
Richard Padley in Rome, Italy described a "carnival atmosphere" at the protest. He said: "I'm in the middle of Rome, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets.
"The protesters are all ages, from students to older people, it seems to be very well organised." Photo: Richard Padley.
Cars were set alight and at least 20 people were injured in clashes at the rally in Rome, Italy. Photo: Giacomo Di Noto.
Protesters were also out on the streets in Zurich, Switzerland. Photo: David Stark
June Lee took these photos of protests in Sydney, Australia.
Manting Huang is a student who took part in the protest in Taipei, Taiwan.
Manting Huang: "Young people can't find jobs or houses - I'm a student and I'm worried about the future."
Ivan Klindic took this picture in the main square in Zagreb, Croatia. He said protesters were "expressing outrage that people's rights are threatened by politicians and big corporations."
Protesters gather outside St Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Photo: Ridwan
Paolo Puccinelli, a 34-year-old protester from South East London took this photo of the Occupy London crowd and told the BBC: "I'm here for democracy, to make a stand."
Up to 3,000 people took part in the demonstration in London. Photo: Chris Pleasance.
Prad Patel was a bystander at the Occupy London protests. He snapped Wikileaks founder Julian Assange getting media attention in the UK capital.
Protests have been taking place around the UK. Jean Prosser took a photo of this masked man from her window in Birmingham, England. The sign he was holding reads a popular slogan of the 'Occupy' protests.
Protests also took place in Newcastle, England, where one sign sums up the mood of the rally. Photo: Clare Harwood. Send your photos to email@example.com. For terms and conditions please see bbc.co.uk/terms