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Tue October 4, 2011
It started three weeks ago with a small group of protesters, a vague list of objectives, and a central message: Occupy Wall Street.
The movement has picked up steam - adding thousands of protesters, with a still evolving list of concerns. Aimed at corporate America and the wealthiest 1% of the nation’s taxpayers, another central theme of the protest is: “We are the 99%.”
For the better part of a week, the biggest story in the media was the perceived lack of coverage of the protests... by the media.
That all changed this weekend with the arrest of some 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge. Now, similar protests are happening around the country, and the protest is being covered by most media outlets. Yes, including NPR.
Today where we live - protests...their history and impact. We’ll hear from those at “occupy wall street” and veterans of other protests.