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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Occupy DC protester says movement is growing

A participant in the Occupy DC protest in Washington’s McPherson Square says he thinks the movement will continue to grow in cities around the country.


Andrew Stone rests in a make shift camp in the McPherson Square. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
The protests began a month ago with Occupy Wall Street in Manhattan and have since spread to other cities. Participants are demonstrating against corporate greed and economic inequality.

Legba Carrefour has been part of Occupy D.C. since it started on Oct. 1 and says more tents are going up in the downtown square every night. He says the appeal of the movement is that participants don’t have specific demands. He says people see their own lives and their own desires among the participants.

Demonstrators in Washington and elsewhere took part in a “global day of protest” Saturday that Carrefour says has further galvanized the movement.

By The Associated Press  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/16/2011

 
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