The anti-capitalist protesters who have set up camp in lower Manhattan are becoming a fixture of the area.

This article titled “Occupy Wall Street: the protesters speak” was written by Paul Harris, for on Wednesday 21st September 2011 19.47 UTC

Casey O’Neill had no regrets. He had travelled thousands of miles across the country – and gave up a well-paying job as a data manager in California – to sleep rough in a downtown Manhattan public square, enduring rain and increasingly chilly nights. Police keep a close eye on him every day.

But O’Neill was happy to be part of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests that have transformed New York’s Zuccotti Park from a spot where Wall Streeters grab a lunchtime sandwich into an informal camp of revolutionaries, socialists, anarchists and quite a lot of the just-plain-annoyed.

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