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October 9th, 2011
08:53 AM ET

What motivates the "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters?

CNN's T.J. Holmes sits down with three protesters from Atlanta to find out what they want.
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  1. John from Erie, Pa

    I think the motivation is the greed of the rich, the more they get the more they want. We bail out the banks but the working class continues to pay this nations bills. It's time for all to pay their fair share. I don't think this movement is any different than the tea party movement and Eric Cantor is out of line to speak against them. These aren't militants, this is freedom of speech that our forefathers thought we should have.

    October 10, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  2. Pat

    I agree with some of the concerns that the protesters have, but I wonder how far their concern about jobs goes. Are they committed to not not using e-readers or I-pads for reading books, magazines and newspapers to protect the jobs of those who depend on the paper version for their livelihood? The closing of Borders has cost 20,000 jobs, and who knows how many more will be lost as the use of ereaders affect retails stores, publishers, printers, truckers, libraries, etc. How about not paying bills online to preserve the 120,000 Postal Service jobs that could well be lost? It would be interesting to hear what some of them would say if they were asked by the media.

    October 10, 2011 at 7:33 pm |

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