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Occupy LA movement receives more support

English.news.cn   2011-10-19 11:07:17 FeedbackPrintRSS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Occupy Los Angeles (L.A.) protests are set to expand as some labor unions and immigration organizations on Tuesday threw their weight behind the movement.

The groups said that they will hold a march on Wednesday from downtown L.A., where big corporations and banks are located, to L.A. City Hall, where they will join the protesters and camp there.

The event, they said, is aimed at voicing their demands for eradicating Wall Street greed, ending attacks on the working people, granting full rights to immigrants and stopping the U.S. war machine.

Ian Thompson, spokesman for the ANSWER Coalition, told Xinhua that the main issue raised by protesters of both Occupy Wall Street and Occupy L.A. is the disparity of wealth in the United States.

With the joining of labor unions and immigration organizations, the protests can make a change, he added.

"We want jobs, we want peace, we want justice, we want full rights for all immigrants and we want to say that, and many people in Los Angeles agree with us. We want to bring them out to the streets," said Thompson.

Juan Jose Gutierrez from the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition told Xinhua that eventually the occupation movement in the U.S. will move from occupation to articulating legislation laws to protect the rights of the people.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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