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Greece : NY : USA | Oct 06, 2011 at 3:17 AM PDT
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Occupy Wall Street Protest Intensifies

The movement "Let's take care Wall Street" gaining momentum. Thousands of protesters marched Wednesday afternoon in the financial district of New York to demand greater economic justice. There were about 5000, according to police sources, and up to 12,000, according to unions. A record.

"We are outraged New York, outraged America, the outrage of the world," said Hector Figueroa, the Service Employees Union, referring to protests in Spain.

"Let's take care Wall Street" invokes the spring and some Arab militants Wednesday said they were supportive of Greece. But the protesters spoke more unemployment in the U.S., foreclosures "inhuman", and their difficulties to "finish the month." "Put an end to war, tax the rich," chanted the protesters including.

19 days on the street

A few hundred protesters symbolically camped for nearly three weeks in the park Zoccotti, he calls the "Freedom Square", close to the New York Stock Exchange.

So far, the rallies have not drawn more than 2,500 people. But Saturday the arrest of more than 700 protesters after they blocked the Brooklyn Bridge, has helped spread the movement.

Since then, "Let's take care Wall Street" began to be emulated, including Boston, Chicago or Washington.

The movement, based on social networks to spread its message, is as a "leaderless resistance movement" and not violent. "We are the 99% who will not tolerate any longer the greed and corruption of the [other] 1%," he says on his website.

Support of elected Democrats

The demonstrators also received the support of elected Democrats. On Wednesday, the chairman of the Democratic House of Representatives, John Larson, has "welcomed" the protesters "are fighting to give voice to Americans who struggle every day." Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter of New York, for his part said "proud" to see them stand up "against the greed of corporations."

Tuesday, the president of the U.S. central bank (Fed), Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary of the United States, Timothy Geithner, said they understood the frustrations of demonstrators outside a financial sector that behaves with a certain recklessness, despite the crisis Financial he was responsible.

"To some extent, I can not blame them for anything. It is certain that with a 9% unemployment and low economic growth, the situation is not very good. This is why they are protesting against, "said Bernanke.

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