Occupy Wall St. message spreading amid concerns
For the 32nd straight day, Occupy Wall Street protesters filled the streets of Lower Manhattan, speaking out against corporate greed - a message that has struck a chord with some people in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
To keep the movement alive, supporters from across the country and around the world have been sending the demonstrators supplies.
Not everyone, however, is backing the protestors. New Rochelle actor and radio host Chuck Zito has been an outspoken critic of Occupy Wall Street both on and off the air, insisting that the demonstrators don't have a clear goal.
"They should get a life," he says. "They don't know why they are there."
One recent demand from the protesters is that New York extend the so-called "millionaire's tax" on people earning more than $250,000. However, business leaders in Westchester County fear the impact of that move would be devastating to the region.
"What we will see is more people moving out of here," says William Mooney, Jr., of the Westchester County Association. "I think we will not be able to attract business, which we definitely need."