|Page (1) of 1 - 12/01/11||email article||print page|
After tent cities fade, Occupy protesters debate whether to embrace specific solutions
NEW YORK (AP) ' The tent cities in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia have faded away. And now Occupy Wall Street protesters are starting to talk more about the movement's specific goals.
Protesters interviewed by The Associated Press have a wish list of demands that they hope will help end economic inequality. They range from student loan reforms and reinstating banking regulations to the plea to act with a moral conscience.
The protesters say they are meeting resistance at Occupy Wall Street general assembly meetings. New York press liaison Bill Dobbs says the movement should still focus on drawing in people, not coming up with specific ideas.
But Alan Collinge is among the protesters who say that Occupy needs to come up with a short-term list of specific demands.