Occupy Easton joins worldwide protests

Occupy Easton joins worldwide protests

Some call it a way for the little guy to fight back against the man.
  Occupy Wall Street type of events have been taking place all over the country, including the Lehigh Valley.
 At the maximum organizers say there were 90 people out here holding signs and getting cars to honk  in support of Occupy Easton.
  Now they want more people to get out of their cars on and the front line.
 Occupy Easton, just like many of the Occupy movements, consists of people fighting back against big business.

Easton resident Chelsea Frick says, ""It's so cliche to say the corruption is bad, but I think ultimately hearts need to be changed and not just the amount of bills in someone's wallet."

Artie Ravitz, also of Easton, adds, "People in America are getting screwed by a number of institutions.
  Twenty-Five different institutions, the banks, the real estate people, the government who doesn't take care of their jobs and enforce the rules." 
Many of the protesters here say the change in government has to start at the top.
These people say the winds of change start at the ballot box, because, they say, the politicians will never vote themselves out.

Co-Organizer of Occupy Easton Wayne Swingle says ""We all know it takes big money to get a position in Congress. The problem is you can never vote against that money.
You can't vote against the money that put you there because you're voting yourself out of a job."

Swingle says the protestors are a diverse group.

"It's a very big mix of people here today. We've had union people here today, we've had school teacher here today, we've had a mix it's not all hippies.", he says.

The Occupy Easton group will meet Sunday to see where their demonstrations will be held at in the next coming days.
 They say look for them here at Scott park or Easton Centre square.

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