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Wall Street Protests Enter 3rd Week

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

NEW YORK (AP) - October 3, 2011 -

Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other issues are showing no signs of giving up their campaign.

Organizers on Monday urged participants to take part in a
protest against police brutality and a rally in support of union
workers.

They were also encouraged to dress up as corporate zombies. As
Wall Streeters arrived for work, most protesters were still having
breakfast. One demonstrator was ready with a zombie-makeover kit,
though.

About 700 weekend arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge fueled the
anger of the protesters camping in a Manhattan park. It also
sparked support elsewhere in the country as the campaign entered
its third week.

One supporter, William Stack, sent an e-mail to city officials
urging all charges be dropped.

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New York City 10-2-11

Anti Wall Street protesters sat in the middle of New York's Brooklyn Bridge blocking traffic Saturday afternoon.

Police took hundreds of people into custody and formed a human wall trying to keep more demonstrators from getting onto the bridge.

The Protesters are part of the the movement called Occupy Wall Street and they're upset over social inequality, bank bailouts and corporate greed .

"It's about time for the people to rise up and say we are the people, we are the public, and we should decide what's right."

Demonstrators started camping out and holding marches near New York's financial district three weeks ago. Critics say this leaderless resistance movement is unorganized. But, Protesters claim they don't need one focus.

"We don't have one central argument we have a lot but the basic issue is our democratic structures are broken in this country."

And when a congressman showed up ...

"We have to take our country back ."

Demonstrators made it clear government isn't working.

"You sir have no business being here...you're part of the problem."

These Occupy Wall Street protesters say they are encouraged. The crowds here in lower Manhattan are growing and the movement is spreading to cities around the country.

People rallied in New Mexico and marched to city hall in Los Angeles Saturday as a sign of solidarity .

In the midwest, the crowd outside the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago started growing a week ago.

"This is what democracy looks like"

Protestors in New York say they just want they're voices heard and pledge to keep demonstrating through the winter.

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NEW YORK 10-1-11

More than 1,000 demonstrators speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality have taken their protest to the New York Police Department headquarters.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in lower Manhattan marched several blocks north Friday to police headquarters.

They demonstrated there for about two hours against the police response to the downtown protest, which is in its second week.

Critics have accused officers of being heavy-handed, saying they have roughed up people who did nothing wrong.

The NYPD has disputed that claim.

The protesters also say they're upset about reports from The Associated Press that an NYPD intelligence unit has sought to infiltrate the city's Muslim community.

Friday's march was peaceful. Police say there were no arrests.


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