Occupy Chicago Protest
October 17, 2011 by staff
According to Molly Rasmussen, a teacher, “The government should work for the people and now it is not.”
Sunday’s crowd was smaller than the 2,000 who went to Grant Park on Saturday night.
The protesters were younger and many of the message.
“My nephew goes to school here where you need math books, a school of CPS We are funding a war abroad and the child does not have a book for math class -. That’s embarrassing,” said Cassandra Robinson.
According to Edward Goode, a retired minister, “It is sad to be part of this country that has much and gives too little to many people.”
Philip Egger is a college professor’s assistant, 24, who said: “I see nothing really being done about it except the tax cuts that are happening that are not only succeed in creating jobs.”
Occupy Chicago moving across socioeconomic and racial barriers, and attracted all ages.
Sean Richards held a sign saying he was “arrested last night,” but “still here”.
“I was attending Illinois State University, but left that for the moment to do this full time,” said Richards.
Richards says he firmly believes that the protests will occupy many changes.
One critic says that the Movement is missing is a central message.
According to Jonathan Hoenig, a member of management at Capitalistpig, “They say we are against bailouts for banks, so I must protest in Washington, not on the corner of LaSalle and Jackson – these are the merchants, the capitalists are down there, people who only value for value exchange, that would never occur or ransom for something that had not won. ”
Occupy Chicago’s Web site says its mission is “to combat corporate abuses of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.”
According to Hoenig, “They are protesting capitalism is the system of voluntary trade and freedom. What favor do not really understand yet … I think they have more in favor of Al Qaeda than they do with the Tea Party “.
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