“We need to get government back into the hands of the 99 percent, not the one percent,” Csapo said. “Right now, the law is currently written for the one percent, and we are seeing an incredible amount of wealth being extracted.”
“The aim is getting back to more of a participatory Democracy,” said Csapo.
The Occupy Wall Street website says “We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.”
The original call to occupy Wall Street was put out by a group called Adbusters, which describes itself as a “global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the ways corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society.”
The hacker/protest group Anonymous has also reportedly thrown its support behind the Sept. 17 protest.
What do you think: Is it a protest for protest’s sake? A social media experiment? Or a genuine expression of something more profound?