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Occupy St. Louis joins movement against corporate greed

5:33 PM, Oct 3, 2011   |    comments
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By Alex Fees

St. Louis (KSDK) - Members of a group known as Occupy St. Louis say they are joining others in the country in a movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.

Monday, Occupy St. Louis members set-up camp in Kiener Plaza. Dozens of people turned out. They also targeted the Federal Reserve.

On Tuesday and Wednesday they plan to target corporate locations, as well as the St. Louis visit of President Barack Obama.

They claim no political party affiliation, but they are united against those with wealth and power. Some of their signs tell the story. One reads "Why do 1-percent own 99-percent?"

Another sign explains their position, "We are the 99-percent."

In a statement, Occupy St. Louis representatives say they are taking action against the richest one-percent, the bankers, politicians, and corporate officials that they say govern our nation.

Like others in countries such as Egypt and Greece, they plan to harness the power of "mass occupation to restore democracy."


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