Thursday, November 10, 2011

William: St. Louis Occupier Says Media Has It Wrong

Posted By on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:46 PM

This week Riverfront Times profiled the people of Occupy St. Louis. Here are few additional portraits of the "99 percent."

PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
Occupant: William, age 24
Lives in: St. Louis; server
Time at Occupy: Past three weeks
Spends the night: Every now and again
Reason to Occupy: "The media marginalizing the event brought me down here. When the media says something is small and insignificant, you can bet it's not. Coming together as a group is difficult, but I think we're ready to do something good. The violence in Oakland was initiated by people outside the movement. Occupy is completely nonviolent."

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