"Occupy Spokane" Protesters Still Downtown
Across the country, they're spreading their message opposing corporate greed. Police in New York arrested about 700 protesters Saturday that are apart of the "Occupy Wall Street" protest.
Similar protests are being held all over the country like right here in Spokane. Protestor Angela Johnson said, "corporations just keep getting more and more power, we don't need tax reform."
For the sixth day in a row, the Occupy Spokane movement has been occupying the streets of downtown.
"I look at what's happening to our country and I am devastated, watching people fall off the edge of the middle class," protestor David Brookbank said. He added, "I don't think it is getting out of hand, I think it's inevitable," referring to the protestors arrested in New York on Saturday.
Angela Johnson came out because she's unemployed. She said, "it's really, really hard to try to get that American dream and have nothing out there."
Angela says she's here because she's apart of the 99-percent of people who have no power in this country. "If we don't stand up and do something, it is just going to get worse," Johnson said.
Across the street, onlookers watched as all of this was going on. James Weir said, "in a sense I think it works sometimes but I think it just doesn't work enough."
These protesters think America needs to get away from corporate greed and corruption. Johnson said, "when the American dream doesn't exist anymore, that means it's time to change."
Currently, there is an Occupy Spokane Facebook page with about 1,200 people liking the page.
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