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Oct 2, 2011 8:42 PM by Trovette Tottress

Wall Street protesters: We're in for the long haul

NEW YORK (AP) - The protesters who have been camping out in Manhattan's Financial District for more than two weeks say they intend to stay as long as they can.

Although they appear to lack a clear objective, they speak against corporate greed, social inequality, global climate change and other concerns. And they're growing in numbers, getting more organized and showing no sign of quitting. The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators eat donated food and keep their laptops running with a portable gas-powered generator. They have a newspaper - the Occupied Wall Street Journal - and a makeshift hospital.

The arrests of more than 700 people on Saturday as thousands tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge seemed to pour oil on the rage of those who camped out overnight in Zuccotti Park, a private plaza off Broadway near Wall Street. The demonstration started out last month with fewer than a dozen college students. But it has grown significantly, both in New York City and elsewhere as people across the country, from Boston to Los Angeles, display their solidarity in similar protests.

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