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 guardian.co.uk 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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