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You will Occupy Wall Street demonstrators today setting out to -- chaos on the street and in the subways of New York City.
An estimated one to 2000 demonstrators took part in a so called global day of action.
As they put it to mark the two month anniversary of the start of these demonstrations.
A somewhat disappointing turnout for the organizers who had predicted more than 101000 people would show some 200 demonstrators were arrested.
Joining me now -- spokesman for Occupy Wall Street.
He is Iran job -- and we are delighted to have you with -- you and others.
In the Occupy Wall Street movement.
I have compared this movement to the Tea Party.
Is how so.
I'm not sure that we have -- get this movement to the Tea Party on many have.
But one thing's for certain is that we had read -- the American people.
Realized then and the have it didn't end of this -- -- things.
That things I'm not going the way they should also.
That's that's one thing that I would say that -- and people have in common.
I would say that that's that's about 80% of the American people seventy to 80% agree the country's not headed in the right direction.
And you're you're Occupy Wall Street.
Many of those who think the country's moving in the wrong direction are suggesting that you should occupy Washington DC.
Well well that's that's where we differ because we what we believe is that Washington DC -- really.
I did just that bond not really bad -- the -- of the operations.
Operations we have a government that is bought and paid for.
By -- operations by Wall Street.
We have a system that is being in favor of the top one with the end of cooperation.
At the expense of all of the rest of -- and that's what.
That's very that's very different and that's where that that's that's why we -- occupying Wall Street.
So what one of the things that certainly does not compare.
With the Tea Party movement.
Have been -- charges.
-- -- the charges of burglary and theft.
In various locations across the country.
The arrest by the hundreds.
Of occupied demonstrators.
What is the point what is the goal of this and how do you expect to in any way.
A BC -- either sympathetic -- compelling to.
Whether finally correct too Lou I have been bought the out of -- thoughts by police on occupied.
I'm not sure that they've been any because the rates side -- There's been yet they have -- thank you what I'm not sure that they the actually been I haven't heard of any such thing.
That is the distraction that is not -- what -- get to talk about previous talk about they issued -- that the American people have faith think now Vietnam.
Though it Occupy Wall Street is really a -- About young people who.
And that -- system is rigged against them.
And -- that the other of the American people -- really not just young people but.
That made it -- that we young people -- essentially as you can see yet.
On this proud of the time that make up of America is digress in aids in now background.
Everybody is yet because they hate us we're not -- everybody.
That's splendid what do you hope to do what is your point.
Well we hope to be having days like this where we raise the awareness of what is going on.
On the -- -- we've -- operations.
Rigging that this -- and lobbying and that's the pain spending billions and billions of dollars on K street.
To lobby congress to make this system to continue intrigued assist them in their favor I'm at depth I'd the American people did there and this is generally.
Everybody across both sides of the political divide.
Everybody is -- and everybody -- American people feel that everybody who works should be able to put three million in the table for their families spend time we -- children.
They should be able to afford to help get health -- should not be -- Three -- you do -- -- how that'll probably heard about a strike.
You do know all the turbulence -- That added that the problem is not week with the with the actual legislation the problem is that coverage is continued to put in amendments in and do not before amendment in in on legislation that makes it impossible.
For the American people to compete.
In a company that completed pushing -- special treatment from the government.
On being able to -- higher problem gonna happen permanent tents for example.
-- We we have to wrap it up there.
-- one -- -- Real quickly what is it that you most want to accomplish.
What did you want to all companies that.
We want to make the American people unwed that the system is not working in London to come out and non pushed far.
We -- paradigm shift really for people to understand that this this -- -- And and take into on -- in the human -- But I -- thank you for being with this around just.
They -- -- -- thank you for being on the show.
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