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Protesters reflect on one month mark

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Reuters

ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION
One month into the anti-Wall Street protests, participants reflect on the success and growth of the movement that has sparked demonstrations around the globe.
SOUNDBITE: KOBI SKOLNICK, ORGANIZER, OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT (ENGLISH) SAYING:
"Some people did not believe that it will grow so fast. Some of us really wanted it to grow fast and as you see now, it's pretty widespread, at least in this nation, and around the world, but around the world is not because of us, each nation has its own problem with economic injustices."
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PARTICIPANT, OPERATOR OF THE OCCUPY WALL STREET 'THINK TANK' (ENGLISH) SAYING:
"What I would say is that people are incredibly eager to put questions of economic inequality back on the table in a way that is acceptable to 99 percent of the American people and of the global population even. So in other words, it's not necessarily a Republican or a Democratic conversation. It's a question about, what does it mean to make life less precarious for all of us? What would it mean to be able to see some of the financial productivity that goes on in Wall Street get re-channeled into education, into healthcare, into jobs that remunerate fairly, so i think a lot of those issues have come up?"
SOUNDBITE: BILLY BALDWIN, ACTOR (ENGLISH) SAYING
"You know, I don't know the current numbers, but to have 90 to 95 percent of the wealth controlled by three to five percent of the population, something's wrong. And to have people on Wall Street, you know, earning 400 times, you know, what their employees make or what their average American is earning. It gets a little bit tricky because there's some people in my business that, you know, want to sit there and say Goldman Sachs, why are they giving out 25, 30 million dollar bonuses, something's got to be done about that, but there are people in my business making 25 million dollars a movie."

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