Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released a video on Tuesday in which he praised the ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" protests in lower Manhattan and other cities across the United States.


"To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption and manipulation of our nation that emanates from Wall Street: I say to you that your presence is making a difference," he said. "You are exercising the right every American holds most dear, the right of freedom of expression, and with that expression you are finally getting the attention of the nation."

"Wall Street banks got billion dollar bailouts but the American people get austerity," he continued. "Fourteen million Americans are out of work. 50 million people don't have health insurance and a million people a year lose their homes to foreclosure. Our policies take the wealth of the nation and accelerate it into the hands of the few."

Watch video, courtesy of Rep. Dennis Kucinich, below: