Protesters from different racial and ethnic backgrounds and different walks of life marched through downtown Milwaukee on Oct. 15. They agreed on at least one point: 1 percent of Americans are getting far more than their fair share of the country’s wealth.
A large crowd of people occupied Zeidler Park on Oct. 15 to rally against big banks and corporate influence in politics. Demonstrators, who said they represented the “99 percent,” marched from Zeidler to the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, where they spoke out against what they called “the crimes committed against the American public.”
UW-Milwaukee student Alicia Skeeter, who was inspired by meeting the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, joined the Occupy Milwaukee rally to focus attention on economic disparities.