Occupy Wall Street Gulf Coast

Mobile, AL. 10-9-11

The occupy Wall Street protest has spread from New York to the Gulf Coast.

About a hundred protesters took to the streets of downtown Mobile yesterday protesting greed and demanding better wages and jobs.

One protester, who declined to give her name, spoke out to explain what their movement is all about.

"Corporate greed is everywhere.. We're losing our middle class. The billions of dollars didn't just disappear from housing. Somebody got it. We're all pro-business, we're all pro-capitalists, but we want a level playing field. and we don't have it now."

Similar protests have popped up in New Orleans, Jacksonville, Tampa and other cities across the country.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    The protesters will become violent before they go home...learn to see past your front porch. All you have to do is look towards Europe and the Middle East to see what is coming to the streets of America. I'm not sure we don't deserve it.
  • by Revolution Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    Yeah and lets go out and just take what isn't ours and if the rich or police try to stop us we destroy them. It's what Stalin did during the revolution so it must be okay.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 at 05:54 AM in reply to Revolution
      It was Lenin's revolution, not Stalin's...Stalin purged teachers, artist, and other intellectuals; not the police. So, I'm guessing you'll be safe.
  • by Stop Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    For those who refuse to watch FoxNews Channel, there are plenty of pictures and videos of the filth this group of degenerates are leaving for NYC to clean up. If you choose to be ignorant, please be silent about it.
  • by Occupy Student Loans Location: unemployment line on Oct 11, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    Those who already have bad credit because of unemployment and high student loan debt should just stop trying to pay their student loans...student loan debt is greater than credit card debt. The banks will feel it and the government will have to bail them out, again, and again. Teach them both a lesson!
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:11 AM
    I know that authoritarians love to count arrests, but how many protesters have been convicted of anything or have pled guilty, nationwide? Theses protests have been going on for almost a month.
  • by me on Oct 10, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    According to the Sunlight Foundation, Pres. Obama has received more money from Wall Street than any other politician over the last 20 years. I guess he thinks we are too stupid to notice his double talk to get elected again.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    Too bad there isn't a Grateful Dead concert these losers could attend.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    Why is everyone still blaming wall street?? its the banks that were making the loans, pushed on them by the goverment in bill clinton's first term. The ones that said that everyone must own a home even if they could not afford it. Why do you think freddy mac and fannie mae is in so much trouble.. The banks were giving loans they knew people could not afford, but the goverment was taking these loans from the banks. The banks had nothing to loose. people should really know what they are protesting before just going out and protesting. Why blame the rich for all the problems in the country?? I could have gone to school, became a doctor or a lawyer or even a wall street broker, but I chose not to just as all those protesting did. You always have a choice in life, and if you make the wrong choice, dont blame others for your failures.. I admire those that work hard, take chances and become rich. I dont hold it against them because i did not choose to do the same with my life.
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      by Gerry on Oct 10, 2011 at 03:20 PM in reply to
      Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac created problems in Iceland, England, Spain, Greece, Italy, Ireland, i.e., a worldwide recession? That's an imaginative explanation.
  • by rob on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    Its rather ironic that those protestors are using the products made by those evil corporations to protest....how stupid are these people?
  • by jody rider Location: everywhere on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    It's just amazing to me how much i hear radio big mouths words echoed here over and over again. come on people have an orginal thought. if you think a politition is going to get us out of this you need to think again. Greed by wall street and the dumb choices made by people that couldnt afford what they bought have left us all in this quandray. remember "it easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle, than a rich man pass through the gates of heaven"
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