“Occupy Wall Street” Movement Finds Strong Support in St. Cloud [VIDEO, GALLERY,POLL]
ST. CLOUD - Sandy Reed lost her house in Cold Spring. She refuses to lose her voice.
The single, working mother of a college student, Reed says her home was foreclosed on by the bank with little to no financial counseling and assistance. Now living paycheck to paycheck as a renter, Reed, like so many others, is joining up with the "Occupy Wall Street" protest movement.
The goal? There are many - but one is to topple the mega-finance empire and make loans, mortgages and other systems more affordable and sustainable for the average working American.
And indeed, that was the sentiment seen and heard at the corner of 5th Avenue and Division Street in St. Cloud, as over two dozen people braved the cold this afternoon to stand in solidarity with thousands of other "Occupy Wall Street" protesters.
With homemade signs hoisted above their heads, the protesters chanted as they lined the intersection directly in front of the Wells Fargo building.
Local activist Jane Conrad says the issue is the "unjust economic and political system" which affects democrats, republicans, and nearly everyone living in the United States today.
The group is planning more activist work in central Minnesota, though it's not clear where or when.
Originating in New York city, the Occupy Wall Street movement observed it's two month anniversary today.
Check out a video and photo gallery of highlights from this afternoon's rally here in St. Cloud.