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‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement arrives in Seattle

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:47 EDT
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Protesters in Seattle gathered at Westlake Park on Saturday morning to protest against corporations influence on the government. More than 100 people participated in “Occupy Seattle,” according to the event’s organizers.

“It’s amazing the diversity and the singular voice that we have,” said one protester.

“This is a grassroots satellite protest to bring awareness to the struggle on the streets of New York and to empower the 99% in this country,” said the Occupy Seattle website.

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan began on September 17, and has spawned similar demonstrations around the country.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Watch local news coverage of the event 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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