About The Bay: ‘Occupy’ Demonstrators Report Their Own Stories

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Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a demonstration outside of the National Summit on Education Reform where News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was delivering a keynote address on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a demonstration outside of the National Summit on Education Reform where News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was delivering a keynote address on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t just about Wall Street. The causes, KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman learned during his travels About the Bay, are numerous and varied.

For instance, it was clear to Sugerman that not all protesters like the media attention. “We ask that you point your cameras toward City Hall and not toward the tents,” one demonstrator recently asked the media.

“Unfortunately, not everyone here has perhaps proper documentation,” added another.

Some demonstrators have tried to drown out television personalities during their live reports from the scene.

In an attempt to get a better understanding of who, exactly, the demonstrators are, Sugerman offered his microphone to some of them.

KCBS’ Mike Sugerman Reports:

“My name is Malaki, I’m 24-years-old and I’m here because it’s about damn time we change a system that profits too few people,” one said.

“I’m 46-years-old and I’m concerned about population growth and the adverse effect we’re having on our environment,” one man declared.

“I’m 42-years-old,” said a woman who identified herself as Rachel. “I am a San Francisco firefighter, yeah, and I’m out here today because I care about our future.”

“My name is Michael, I’m 50-years-old and I was walking by and finding out more. Very impressive.”

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