Occupants: Portraits from the Protest

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Jennifer Silverberg

Occupant: Adam Hayat, age 30
Lives in: Clayton; unemployed Iraq War vet
Time at Occupy: First-time occupant (Friday, November 4)
Spends the night: No
Reason to Occupy: "I lost my job waiting tables two years ago after a series of breakdowns. I want the president to look into the backlog of disability claims at the veterans administration. I'm here on behalf of all veterans who deal with Gulf War Syndrome."

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg. Text by Tony D'Souza.