Today, thousands of New Yorkers and other 99-Percenters marched in solidarity with more than a thousand Wall Street citizen occupiers in Zuccotti Park in New York City. While much of the media has sought to tar these demonstrators as extremists, the truth is that they represent a broad segment of the American population that is fed up with the economic status quo.
ThinkProgress spoke to one of these demonstrators, who identified herself as Linda, about why she came out to the protests with her young son today. Linda explained that she had been laid off not once, but twice, but the very same company after being re-hired, and that the “situation was dire enough that people need to take to the streets.” Watch Linda’s testimony:
The demonstrations across the country on behalf of economic justice for the 99 percent of Americans who are losing wealth to the top one percent continue to gain steam. A number of elected leaders have started voicing support, with Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) even going as far as to ask demonstrators to ramp up their occupations while vowing to figuratively “occupy Congress” himself to get jobs legislation going.