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Local Activists Support Occupy Wall Street Protests

October 5, 2011

Protesters in front of the Emery Hebard building in Newport. Photo by Christopher Roy

NEWPORT, VT - Area activists came out in the cold Wednesday in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is spreading across the United States.
The protest seeks to call attention to the influence of big money on Washington politics and has drawn supporters from all political persuasions.
Many have complained that the federal government is spending tax dollars bailing out big businesses and “too big to fail” financial institutions while the working class is left economically stranded and paying the bill.

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