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Occupy Chicago Protesters Demand Revolution and Freedom From Corporations, Banks and Wall Street

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Published on Oct 5, 2011

I covered the Occupy Chicago protests this week being held at Lasalle and Jackson streets. People of all ages and types are gathering in the downtown financial district, in front the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Chicago Board of Trade and Bank of America building. They have been there for 13 days and plan to continue the protest through December.

The protests began in the middle east and have quickly spread across the globe. Protests and marches are being held in many U.S. cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. On their website in the 'About Us' section, it says, "We are Chicagoans, and most importantly, Americans, gathered together in solidarity to exercise our Constitution-guaranteed rights of free speech and to peacefully assemble. Occupy Chicago is here to fight corporate abuse of American democracy in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world."

The people who represent Occupy Chicago are "students, teachers, union workers, men, women, children, etc. They are protesting against many social problems including the state of the country, the gap between rich and poor, the healthcare system, big corporations, corporate greed, the education system, Wall Street and wars against terror." Hundreds have gathered in Chicago from all over. Every night they continue to grow in numbers.

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