By Megan Kaen
Most protests and protestors fight for one particular reason. The protestors at Occupy Wall Street fight for many different people and many different reasons.
The media has portrayed the movement as violent, out of control and disorganized. However this impression that the media gives off is not completely accurate or completely wrong.
There are many different goals with many different types of people fighting for what they believed in. Occupy Wall Street is a perfect symbol of unity in diversity. It’s many protesters doffer in race, age, gender, nationality and backgrounds.
A lot of people may think negatively of Occupy Wall Street, but if you just look around and listen to what people have to say they are nothing more than what everything America is - diversity and freedom.
“I am sickened by what has happened to today’s economy and today’s working class,” said Mary Jane Timmerman, 57, who worked as a nurse her whole life. “The cost of living has gone up, health care has gone up, but salaries don’t.”
Brendan Hunt, 27, was also there fighting for numerous causes.
“I honestly didn’t expect to be here protesting, or playing music because when I first heard about it, I thought it was disorganized,” he said. “Then I came down here and it was such a great experience. I was inspired to stay and I want to inspire others to ask questions not just believe what we’ve been told even if it is a government leader or official.”
Some of the things Hunt is fighting for at Occupy Wall Street varied from investigating the Federal Reserve to finding out what happened to the bank bailout money and bringing troops home.
Occupy Wall Street is a great symbol of the city’s melting pot, and of course everything America stands for: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Let freedom ring.