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Occupy U.S.A.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 02:38

Oct. 15 - Anti-corporate protests in Washington, D.C. and New York as people take to the streets around the globe. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Hundreds of demonstrators march through the U.S. capital Saturday, demanding good jobs and protesting economic inequality. They joined protesters in cities around the world in decrying economic inequality. Demonstrations inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement were held in cities across the globe this weekend. SOUNDBITE: Protester, saying: (English): "Now we have a responsibility being so close to the government to the president, to Congress -- that we have an opportunity more than any other city to show our message and our power as people, hundreds and hundreds of people." Protesters say they are upset that the billions of dollars in bank bailouts doled out during the recession allowed banks to resume earning huge profits while average Americans have had little relief. They also say the richest 1 percent of Americans do not pay their fair share in taxes. SOUNDBITE: Protester, saying: (English): "When you get banks tied up with big corporate industries you get this one per cent taking over the rest of the 99. That's why I am here today. It's a sick, sick industry. It's a sick, sick system." Thousands of New Yorkers were back on the streets Saturday. Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protests began in New Zealand, touched parts of Asia, spread to Europe, and ultimately resumed at their starting point in New York. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Occupy U.S.A.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 02:38