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Photo: Occupy Wall Street

Participants at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are entering their 10th day camping out in the financial district of New York City. Several hundred activists have been gathering near Wall Street since September 17, protesting the mortgage crisis, bank bailouts, wealth inequality and the cost of war, among other things. More than 80 people were arrested Saturday for disorderly conduct and blocking traffic when they marched from Zuccotti Park to Union Square. Photo: Flickr/David Shankbone

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  • Melissa Vaughn

    Finally, you cover this protest and this is sign you chose as your graphic. There are plenty of great signs that Occupy Wall Street uses that are more appropriate. This report and photograph belittles the protesters. Please NPR, a lazy journalism could have copied a pic off Occupy Wall St.’s Facebook page. Instead you use an picture of someone trying to nap.

  • Staticcat
  • Staticcat

    if you want real reporting on the events, go to BBC, Russia Today, or Canadian news outlets .

  • Fritay

    Yeah she’s got a point there, not sure how much support that sign will get them…

  • Karen @ Need to Know

    One of our colleagues was arrested on Saturday while covering the Occupy Wall Street march to Union Square for MetroFocus. You can read his personal account of what happened at

  • Mike

    One could say exactly the same thing about Tea Party coverage…. but my guess is you like the sign that helps you classify them as racists.

  • Dorothy Roeder

    Well there is capitalism and greedy capitalistic corruption facilitated by congress and the supreme court.