Occupy CS-B Hits the Streets

By: Nicole Morten
By: Nicole Morten

It has been spreading across the country and now it is just beginning in our very own backyard. The Occupy Wall Street, Brazos Valley edition, was held Thursday. People from all over the area and even some from Austin hit the pavement in College Station.

Some 70 people marched from A&M's Administration Building to the Bank of America on University Drive.

Exercising their freedom of speech, they protested what some are saying is corporate greed.

"I think there is a problem here in the U.S. When the CEO pay is about 550 percent higher than the average worker and that's higher than any other country in the world," said Craig Regina who traveled from Austin Thursday.

"It's all about getting our priorities in line," said Bryan resident, Ginny Tate-Garrison. Our priorities are our schools, our teachers, our libraries, our parks and our people."

Protest organizers say they are planning more marches across the Brazos Valley.

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