Wall Street protests spread across US

October 4th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The protest that started in Wall Street last month is fast spreading to other parts of the United States. Analysts say the sympathy for the protesters stem from the fact that the US economy is currently not in the best of shape.

The protesters have promised not to leave the streets until reforms are made to the US economic policies to ensure that bail-out money are properly accounted for. Last weekend, hundreds of protesters were arrested by the authorities and that seems to have spurred others to show their support.

A 21-year-old freelance script writer, Eliza Whitaker is part of the protests and she says the protesters are united in their resolve to ensure that lasting reforms are made to the US economy.

She said that, “I believe that I am not represented by the big interest groups and the big money corporations, which have increasing control of our money and our politics.”

The bigger corporations in the United States and other advanced countries have been largely blamed for the economic woes that the world currently finds itself in.

The protesters have had support from several notable personalities including stars, politicians and others. The New York police have vowed to ensure that the protest does not turn violent.

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