Monday, October 24, 2011

Occupy Charlotte: In Their Own Words: 'I'm here to help fight for the Democracy'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM

The Occupiers have a cordial relationship with CMPD

As promised in an earlier post, CL continues to bring you voices from the occupation of Charlotte — individual participants, in their own words, talking about why they joined the local Occupy movement.

On the first night of the occupation, Oct. 8, we caught up with Dom and Jacob, both from Rock Hill. They helped us understand what it means to be part of the 99 percent.

We asked them the same three questions we've asked others in our "in their own words" series: Who are you? Where are you from? Why are you here?

Dom said, "I'm in Occupy Charlotte to support the cause and the movement of getting people's voices heard."

And Jacob explained that the one percent "control the majority of the things that happen in the country, which is messed up because it's one percent compared to 99 percent — and this is supposed to be a Democracy. So, I'm here to help fight for the Democracy that everybody else deserves."

Listen to Dom and Jacob, in their own words:

Further reading:
24 Hours with Occupy Charlotte
Occupy Charlotte: Working Out the Glitches
CMPD holds Occupy Charlotte press conference
Listen to voices from Wednesday's #OccupyUNCC
Who are the 99 percent?
Oct. 1: The birth of Occupy Charlotte

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