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Live from New York's "Occupy Wall Street" Rally

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Live from the Occupy Wall Street Rally, New York NY

Picketers marched yesterday as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began three weeks ago in Lower Manhattan and has spread across the U.S. The New York crowd was estimated at 10,000, according to Patrick Bruner, a spokesman for the effort.
"There's power in numbers, and we outnumber the people we're trying to hold accountable," said Henry Liedtka, a 27- year-old pharmacy worker from New Jersey who said he's protested since Oct. 2. "We should be bailing out the American public -- not corporations -- by raising the minimum wage, bringing jobs back from overseas and improving labor conditions."
Protesters criticized the government for propping up hobbled financial giants, including Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., with a $700 billion taxpayer-funded bailout in 2008, while leaving Americans to struggle with unemployment, depressed wages, soaring foreclosure rates and slashed retirement savings