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Occupy Wall Street movement spreads to BR

4 years ago October 22, 2011 Oct 22, 2011 Saturday, October 22 2011 Saturday, October 22, 2011 3:58:53 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rachel Frost

BATON ROUGE- The Occupy Wall Street movement, that has spread to more than 900 cities worldwide, came to the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol today.

Dozens of protesters, some with signs in hand, joined to share their views on different issues.

"The top one percent of the country makes all the money and kind of controls a lot of what happens in America. The rest of us feel like we don't have much voice here, Barbara Heifferon said. 

"We want some sort of democratic involvement. We want our representatives to represent us, and they are not representing us, they are representing corporations," Michael Defley said. 

The non-violent protest, which lasted about two hours, may resume next weekend. 

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