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October 11th, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Co-editor of the "We Are the 99 Percent" blog discusses the Occupy Wall Street protests

In honor of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests in September, the founder of the Tumblr site "We Are the 99 Percent" decided that creating the blog would be a good way to promote the event. He invited those who visited the site to submit their picture with a sign explaining how the financial times have been affected them and asked them to identify themselves at the "99 percent."

On the first day that submissions began to be published, there were five posts on the site. Less than a month later, the blog publishes nearly 100 posts a day from a range of Americans who have been struggling in this economy.

Today on American Morning, Ali Velshi speaks with Priscilla Grim, co-editor of the "We Are the 99 Percent" Tumblr and an occupier at the Occupy Wall Street protest. Grim discusses what type of submissions the blog has received and explains the message behind the movement.


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