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More than 750 turn out for ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

By Eric W. Dolan
Saturday, October 1, 2011 17:35 EDT
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Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan.

The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750 people participating in the protest.

They chanted slogans such as, “Hey hey, ho ho! Wall Street greed has got to go!” and “The people united will never be defeated.”

“Corporate interests seem to be controlling both parties,” one protester previously told the blog LAactivist.com. “The ‘little man,’ the ‘American every man,’ just isn’t getting their voice heard. When you need $35,000 to donate to a campaign to get your voice heard, to have a meeting, that’s not democracy.”

Watch videos of “Occupy Los Angeles,” uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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