Protests against the banks and the political system is replicated in several U.S. cities, including Washington
A group of activists gathered in Washington today to extend to the U.S. capital protests against Wall Street and Congress that began in New York and have been replicated in other cities.
"We demand the arrest of (the Federal Reserve chairman) Ben Bernanke, for all the citizens' money that has been used to save the banks," said a veteran activist who identified himself only as AmonopNDC.
Demonstrations also point to the growing impatience of groups that are crucial to the reelection of President Barack Obama: young people, minorities, trade unions, women.
Yesterday police in Massachusetts arrested two dozen people, including some 3 000 protesters briefly occupied the offices in Boston at Bank of America, the largest bank in the country.
The protesters declared their solidarity with the hundreds of people for weeks now occupy a park in Manhattan with several complaints against the banks and the political system that has rescued after their bad investments.
In San Francisco, hundreds of people also expressed support for the movement "Occupy Wall Street" and demonstrated outside the offices of Chase Bank branch in Market Street. Police arrested six protesters.
"The entire government should close", said while the rain fell AmonopND of young people gathered in McPherson Square, four blocks from the White House.
"This Congress wants to cut funding to Social Security, Medicare."
"These are not privileges, are rights that people have earned through his work," he added.
Meanwhile, Rachel LaForest, executive director of the Right to the City Alliance, which conducts its national convention in Boston, said that the marches are against "the greed and predatory lending by banks, and the increase in foreclosures urban communities. "
The president of the U.S. trade union confederation AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, said that "Wall Street is out of control and, sometimes, the only recourse is to take off the street and draw attention to real problems."
The American Dream
Trumka will be next week in Washington with Democratic members of Congress and leaders of other groups who define themselves as "progressive" and speculate "American Dream", a pressure from the left for President Obama meets some of their promises.
"American Dream" is a campaign launched by environmentalist and former White House official who Van Jones proposed a broad alliance of "progressive" movements to counter the conservative citizens' movement Tea Party.
The activists, which has Robert Reich, former labor secretary in the Clinton administration, discussed during three days the strategy of "the left" for the 2012 elections.
Meanwhile, other militant groups, convened by the National Action Network black activist , have organized a demonstration on October 15 in support of Obama's plan for 447 billion dollars for job creation .
Although still fully supports Sharpton told Obama "that day march through the streets all who believe it is necessary to raise the voice for those who until now have been marginalized in the national debate."