By ELIYA AHMAD, Kid Reporter, age 10
Chris – a LEGO protester, who made a little “Occupy LEGO Land.”
How did you come up with Occupy LEGO Land?
Well, first of all, everyone loves LEGOS, and they’re really a lot like people, occupying their own little LEGO city. I wanted to make that connection, that’s why I chose to support the protests using them.
Charlie – a photographer working for Newsday
What is the most surprising thing that you have seen so far?
They live here! The people feel so strongly about the protests that they’re actually living there! Also, everyone is working together, helping each other and agreeing. That’s unusual when everyone is just sleeping there, and all squished together, with no boss. Another thing is that the police try to stop it, like they usually do, but they haven’t been able to.
Gloria- a New York City public school resource room teacher
What do you want children to know about the protests?
That everyone should, if something is unfair, speak out about it. That it is important to be smart, brave and to ask questions.
What motivated you to come to Wall Street?
I think that the corporations that control Wall Street did a bad job, and I don’t want them to take over our education system too.