Protesters march Ryan Street to Occupy Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - For about three weeks now, Occupy Wall Street protesters across the country and the world have taken place against social and economic inequality.

On Saturday, October 15, protesters took part in Occupy Lake Charles by marching down Ryan Street to let drivers know about the change they'd like to see in the U.S. government.

"We don't want cuts in education. We don't want cuts in our social services. We don't want cuts in social security," Carrie Chrisco of Lake Charles said. "We want cuts in things that are being financed by and that people are making money off of in the corporations."

Much fear the middle class is will soon disappear because of the taxation inequality.

"We're in the bottom 99-percent and the top 1-percent is getting almost all of the money and tax breaks, and it's not trickling down," Becky Lorentz, Lake Charles, said. "Everybody else is slowly sinking into the bottom 10-percent. There's not going to be a middle class."

The peaceful protest on Ryan Street was to bring up awareness of the issues at hand in the United States, but protesters said it was also a way to remind the public the importance of getting involved.

"Get involved with your elected officials and make them do their job. If you've got to complain, complain to them. Don't complain to your friends," T.A. Combre, Lake Charles, said.

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