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Photo: Spreading the word

As the Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan entered its third week Monday, related sit-in demonstrations are popping up in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Later this week, similar rallies are scheduled for Detroit, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Sante Fe and many other cities. More than 700 people were arrested in the NYC Occupy Wall Street protest over the weekend as they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

 
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Comments

  • http://doran.pacifist.net/ Doran

    I was there on Saturday and one of the things which isn’t evident in this photo, and in much of the coverage of Occupy LA, is the diversity of the crowd. It wasn’t just young hipsters and old hippies as has been characterized elsewhere. I saw many families, many middle-aged folk, and many many (non-hippie) seniors. All sorts of ethnic groups. Many political stripes. The one unifier was their upset at a perceived government bias in favor of the very rich.

  • barb shillinger

    If the March on Wall Street comes within 50 miles of my house, I’ll be there. And yes, more than one of my children has called me an “old hippie.” Don’t care–I’ll be there. I’m only surprised this hasn’t happened sooner. We all should have hit the streets the day after the stock market buckled in 08.

  • megan teeters

    I think this is amazing that people are waking up and speaking their minds and its spreading over the country! Unite Friends. We are the only voice we have! people have forgotten a lot  of the people, by the people,
    for the people