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Occupants: Portraits from the Protest 

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg. Text by Tony D'Souza.
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
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Janet Cuenca, age 73
Lives in: Creve Coeur; retired middle school teacher
Time at Occupy: Every few days for the past month
Spends the night: No
Reason to Occupy: "I have b
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: J.J., age 40
Lives in: St. Louis; unemployed former inventory manager
Time at Occupy: Since Day 1
Spends the night: Yes
Reason to Occupy: "I broke my ankle and had a horrib
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Masha, age 25
Lives in: South city; barista and graduate student at Washington University
Time at Occupy: Three times per week
Spends the night: Once in a while
Reason to Occup
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Annabell Zorn, age 42
Lives in: St. Ann; former small business owner
Time at Occupy: Since Day 10
Spends the night: Yes; facilitates food distribution
Reason to Occupy: "I
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Elliott Proffitt, age 21
Lives in: Collinsville, Illinois; farmer
Time at Occupy: One week
Spends the night: No
Reason to Occupy: "Just to spread peace."
"
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Flower, age 40
Lives in: Belleville, Illinois; former mayor of Hopeville tent city north of downtown
Time at Occupy: Since Day 1
Spends the night: Yes
Reason to Occupy: "Th
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Don Waltman, age 46
Lives in: Louisiana; former deputy sheriff
Time at Occupy: Since Day 5
Spends the night: Yes (in charge of safety and security)
Reason to Occupy: "Numbe
Jennifer Silverberg
"Occupant: Barbara Regenspan, age 59
Lives in: Hamilton, New York; education professor at Colgate University
Time at Occupy: First-time occupant (Saturday, November 5; visiting St. Louis for annual conference of the
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

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