A small but determined group of local citizens gathered Monday night in Little Falls to support the “Occupy Wall Street” protest movement.

“In New York [people] took to the streets — and they’re taking to the streets here in Little Falls – because they feel frustrated,” said Bob Russo, the former Mayor of Montclair. “The government is not responding. It’s a gridlock. The Republicans in Congress are blocking anything the president tries to do to create jobs.”

Russo and the other protestors felt that a large part of the country’s economic woes could be attributed to the bank bailouts.

“We helped these banks when they needed it and now they turned against us,” said Russo. “How can Bank of America charge us $5.00 a transaction when we helped them stay alive?”


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