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Occupy movement protesters fight on — now in support of Bernie Sanders

Occupy movement protesters fight on — now in support of Bernie Sanders

A few hours after Bernie Sanders announced he was running for president, a group of activists associated with Occupy Wall Street sent an email blast endorsing his candidacy.

It was a perfect match. The protesters, whose ragged encampments across the United States in 2011 sought to call attention to growing income inequality, finally had a presidential candidate who vowed to tax Wall Street and take on the "billionaire class." Sanders even embraced their movement's catchphrase, haranguing the nation's wealthy elite as "the 1%" in nearly every speech.

The activists quickly went to work for Sanders in early primary states and online, where one Occupy organizer...

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